Stephen R. Pastore is a novelist, playwright, poet and literary biographer/bibliographer.Born in New York City, he became the first American elected to the prestigious Council of Management of The Thomas Hardy Society (UK) where he lectured and wrote on the works of Thomas Hardy throughout Britain. He is the author of A Poem to Die For: a Play, Monhegan Dramatists, 2010; Sinclair Lewis: A Descriptive Bibliography published by The University of Scranton Press, 2008. Hemingway in Paris: a Play in 3 Acts, 2009; Brink of the World: Poems, Dover Books 2008, Jane Austen & Friends: A Play, Canton Press, 2008, Guilt: A Novel, Cohort Press 2009, Never on These Shores: A Novel, Cohort Press 2007, Alone in Eden: A Novel, Cohort Press 2006, A Collectors Guide to Thomas Hardy, Hamlin House Press (UK) 2003.The Black Riders by Stephen Crane (Pastore, ed.), Yale Books 1999, The Library of Helene Hanff, Yale Books, 1998, Hike and the Aeroplane by Sinclair Lewis, (Pastore, ed.), Yale Books 1997.
The DorsetCountyMuseum in Dorchester, Dorset, UK was the recipient of a grant from Stephen R. Pastore which enabled the venerable institution on High Street to establish the Pastore Audio-Visual Theatre on the Main Floor of the museum. The space allows the museum to reach out to the community, offering talks and lectures to local school children and a series of filmed versions of Thomas Hardy novels.
He has had on loan to the University of Scranton Library his extensive collection of literary forgeries and hoaxes and is a leading authority on the subject having written From Harmless to Homicidal: a Collection and Explication of Literary Hoaxes.
The McKillop Library at SalveReginaUniversity in Newport, Rhode Island is the proud repository of the Stephen R. Pastore Collection of the works of Sinclair Lewis, the most extensive collection of materials in private hands related to the life and work of the first American author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1930). The collection (valued at over one million dollars) was donated in 1999 and has been a magnet for scholars of Lewis and American literature. Mr. Pastore also donated a significant collection of material related to the history of Newport including several unique manuscripts. All of the material is housed in the Special Collections Room on the Main Floor, use by appointment only.In addition, Mr. Pastore has loaned to the library his extensive collection of Oz books, publications of the Roycrofters in East Aurora, New York and the works of Helene Hanff of 84 Charing Cross Roadfame. In 1998, he donated a collection of original photographs of Theodore Dreiser (all previously unpublished) to the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the President of the Emile Zola Society and te EDitor-in-Chief of the Society edition of The Complete Works of Emile Zola, including the 20 volume novel cycle, The Rougon-Macquart Novels.
Selected Bibliography Books:
Cormac McCarthy: A Bibliography. American Bibliographical Press, 2014.
Rethinking Cormac McCarthy. American Bibliographical Press, 2014.
The Art of Adolf Hitler, 2014.
Emle Zola: A Life for American Readers. American Bibliographical Press, 2013.
Helene Hanff: A Life. Grand Oak Books, 2012.
Sinclair Lewis: A Descriptive Bibliography. New Haven: YaleBooks, 1997.
Sinclair Lewis: A Descriptive Bibliography. Scranton (PA): University of Scranton Press, 2009. Hike and the Aeroplane: The First Novel by Sinclair Lewis. Stephen R. Pastore, ed. New Haven: YaleBooks, 1998.
The Helene Hanff Library. New Haven: YaleBooks, 1999.
Stephen Crane: The Black Riders and Other Poems. With an Afterword by Stephen R. Pastore.Boston: Oxford Press, 2000.
Thomas Hardy: A Collector’s Guide. London: Hamlin House Press, 2000.
Coming Back from Lyonnesse. A Play in Three Acts Based on Incidents in the Life of Thomas Hardy.London: Hamlin House Press, 2002
Alone in Eden: a novel.New York: Cohort Press, 2004.
Never on These Shores: a novel.New York: Cohort Press, 2006.
Harmless to Homicidal: Literary Hoaxes and Forgeries. Scranton(PA): The Library of the University of Scranton, 2008.
Brink of the World: Poems by Stephen R. Pastore and Gregory Corso.New York: Cohort Press, 2007.
Guilt: a novel. New York: Cohort Press, 2008.
Jane Austen & Friends: a Play in 3 Acts. Chicago: Dover Press, 2008 Hemingway in Paris: a Play in 3 Acts. New York: Academic Press, 2009
Therese Raquin by Emile Zola. With an Introduction by Stephen R. Pastore. New York: The Emile Zola Society Press, 2010
Editor-in-Chief: The Writers Studio Journal. Philadelphia: Paragon Press, 2007-09. Editor-in-Chief: Magazine/Magazine.New York: Right Here/Right Now Publishing, 1999-2001 Selected Articles:
“The Cat and the Canard.” The Thomas Hardy Society Journal, May, 2005.
“Theodore Dreiser and Sinclair Lewis: A New Evaluation.” American Literary Realism, 1998.
“A Bibliographic Study of Crane’s The Black Riders.” Stephen Crane Studies, University of Virginia, 1998.
“Collecting Sinclair Lewis.” Firsts Magazine, July 1997.
“Springboard of the Imagination: The Art of Maxfield Parrish.” Firsts Magazine, December 1998.
"Distant Night: an essay." Horse Illustrated, May 1999.
Literary & Arts columnist of the Wilkes Barre/ScrantonTimes Leader, 2009.
Radio talk show host: “Scranton Talk: The Arts Scene,” WILK-FM & AM. 2008-9. Syndicated columnist for Massachusetts News Media Group, 2009-present.
The Poetry of Charlotte Mew: Vanguard of Feminism.