Airships (Paperback)

Author: Hannah, Barry

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*Author: Hannah, Barry *Publication Date: 1994/04/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9780802133885
SKU 30154437
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0802133886
Release Date 4/1/1994
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Author Info
Barry Hannah
Hannah received his B.A. from Mississippi College in 1964. In 1966 and 1967, he earned an M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arkansas. He taught at Clemson University in South Carolina until his first novel, "Geronimo Rex", was published (1972), winning the William Faulkner Prize and a nomination for the National Book Award. After a rambling life as a writer and teacher in South Carolina, Vermont, Hollywood, and Iowa--among other places--Hannah settled in Oxford, Mississippi, Faulkner's home town. He has taught writing at the University of Mississippi. Hannah spent much of his adult life struggling with alcoholism, which got him into several well-publicized scrapes, until the early '90s, when he stopped drinking entirely. He has two sons and a daughter, and he travels frequently to France, where he has a devoted following.
Born and raised in Mississippi, Barry Hannah received his B.A. from Mississippi College in 1964. In 1966 and 1967, he earned an M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arkansas. He taught at Clemson University in South Carolina until his first novel, GERONIMO REX, was published (1972), winning the William Faulkner Prize and a nomination for the National Book Award. After a rambling life as a writer and teacher in South Carolina, Vermont, Hollywood, and Iowa--among other places--Hannah settled in Oxford, Mississippi, Faulkner's home town, where he taught writing at the University of Mississippi. Hannah spent much of his adult life struggling with alcoholism, which got him into several well-publicized scrapes, until the early '90s, when he stopped drinking entirely. In 1996 his short story collection HIGH LONESOME was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Hannah had two sons and a daughter, and he traveled frequently to France, where he had a devoted following. He died from a heart attack at the age of 67.
Praise
"These stories are wonderful in the way Mark Twain, Faulkner and Flanner O'Connor are wonderful when they are working in the great vein of fierce and fearless Southern comedy...Hannah is more than just a new voice--he is half a dozen brilliant new voices."
"When [the stories] work, as most of them do, and especially the brilliant and moving longer ones ('Testimony of a Pilot', 'Return to Return', and 'Mother Rooney Unscrolls the Hurt'), they follow, with careful sympathetic wit, the string of unlikely shocks and half-hearted enthusiasms that often make up a life."
"Most young Southern writers resent being compared to such past giants as Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor. In embracing the gothic mode, Hannah, 35, has planted himself firmly on their turf. On the evidence of ['Airships'], their shadows are not stunting his growth."
"[F]iercely imagined fables in which hilarity and pain achieve a remarkable equipoise; sometimes funny, often terrifying, they are told in a captivating and unforgettable voice."
From the Publisher
Annotation A collection of short stories, mostly set in the South and written with Hannah's distinctive eye for the grotesque and the comic.
Editors Note This book is a collection of 20 short stories by young Southern writer, Barry Hannah. Some of the titles included: 'Water Liars, ' 'Love Too Long, ' 'Green Gets It, ' 'Return to Return, ' and 'Knowing He Was Not My Kind yet I Followed.'
Editors Note 2 Now considered a contemporary classic, Airships was honored by Esquire magazine with the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award. The twenty stories in this collection are a fresh, exuberant celebration of the new American South ? a land of high school band contests, where good old boys from Vicksurg are reunited in Vietnam and petty nostalgia and the constant pain of disappointed love prevail. Airships is a striking demonstration of Barry Hannah's mature and original talent.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Grove Press

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