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Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Jean W. Cash


Larry Brown was unique among writers who started their careers in the late twentieth century. Unlike most of them—his friends Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle, Rick Bass, Kaye Gibbons, among others—he was neither a product of a writing program, nor did he teach at one. In fact, he did not even attend college. His innate talent, his immersion in the life of north Mississippi, and his determination led him to national success. Drawing on excerpts from numerous letters and material from interviews with family members and friends, this book is a biography of a landmark southern writer. It explores th ... More

Keywords: Larry Brown, north Mississippi, southern writer, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Harry Crews, Cormac McCarthy, Marines, Yocona, Miracle of Catfish

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781604739800
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean W. Cash, author