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About jerseydevilbook

Author of The Domestic Life of the Jersey Devil, a nonfiction book about the origins and development of the Jersey Devil folk story. I'm distantly related to the monster!

Halloween with Mr. Springsteen (and the Jersey Devil)

Critical Essays in Jersey Devil Studies Vol. VII: in which we consider the song A Night With the Jersey Devil, by Bruce Springsteen, October 31, 2008 I like this song. Is it a folk song? Probably not. Is it pop … Continue reading

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Halloween 2017 Jersey Devil Talk – Emlen Physick Estate Cape May, New Jersey

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The Pine Rat’s Revenge

In assembling my splendid book — which one reviewer called, “Scattered unclear writing”…“Mr. Sprouse never truly does get to his point”) — I was reminded of certain fundamental division in the cultural life of our great republic, a divide so obvious and elemental that … Continue reading

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Jersey Devil Studies Vol. I: The X-Files

In which Chris Carter channels the Kallikaks The X-Files: “The Jersey Devil” Air Date: October 8, 1993 Written by Chris Carter; directed by Joe Napolitano Based on the evidence of my Twitter feed, Episode Five, Season One of The X-Files(“The … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Call me a Skeptic’

Reporter Bill Sprouse recently published his first book, a history of the Jersey Devil and of his distant family connection to the famous folk story of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He sat down with our own Henry C., a … Continue reading

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Domestic Life of the Jersey Devil

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You can contact the author on Twitter – @sprouserian– on Facebook and by email.

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The Domestic Life of the Jersey Devil – preliminary cover

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