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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Garrett, George, 1929-2008.
Bad man blues.
Dallas, Tex. : Southern Methodist University Press, 1998
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|Description:||xxix, 198 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword. Many voices / Richard Bausch --
Introduction. Skin and bones : George Garrett's living spirits / Allan Wier --
Short stories. Genius baby. To guess a riddle, to stumble on the secret name. The pornographer. A letter that will never be written. The right thing to do at the time. Dixie dreamland. The misery and the glory of Texas Pete. Bad man blues. Three occasional pieces --
Academic anecdotes. Body and soul in Connecticut (Wesleyan). A great big one (Rome). Send me in, coach (Rice). A hole in my shoe (Princeton). Come on, baby, light my fire (South Carolina). Garbage and other collectibles (Bennington). Flying elephants (Michigan). Snickering in solitary (Virginia). A perfect stranger (Alabama) --
Essays. Hanging from the trestle while the train goes by : some notes on working for a living. It hums, it sings and dances. Locker room talk : notes on the social history of football. Heroes. Going to see the elephant : why we write stories. The lost brother : summoning up the ghost of who I might have been.
|Responsibility:||foreword by Richard Bausch ; introduction by Allen Wier.|