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Fireman-Writer, Bad Boy Novelist, King of Grit Lit: “Building” Larry Brown(s) at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Keith Perry

in Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110751
eISBN:
9781604736366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the evolution of the Larry Brown(s) that the publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill “built” for promotional campaigns, and which reviewers and the press then “built” for ... More


Facing the Music: What’s Wrong with all those Happy Endings

Darlin’ Neal

in Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110751
eISBN:
9781604736366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes Larry Brown’s debut collection of short stories, Facing the Music, and its female characters. It argues that many of the women in the stories are victims of both the patriarchy ... More


Larry Brown: A Firefighter Finds His Voice

Joe Samuel Starnes

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the life and work of Larry Brown. Born in 1951, Brown grew up in rural Lafayette County, Mississippi, the land on which William Faulkner based his fictional Yoknapatawpha ... More


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