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Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry


Larry Brown (1951–2004) is noted for his subjects—rural life, poverty, war, and the working class—and his spare, gritty style. His oeuvre spans several genres and includes acclaimed novels (Dirty Work, Joe, Father and Son, The Rabbit Factory, and A Miracle of Catfish), short story collections (Facing the Music, Big Bad Love), memoir (On Fire), and essay collections (Billy Ray’s Farm). At the time of his death, Brown was considered to be one of the finest exemplars of minimalist, raw writing of the contemporary South. This book considers the writer’s full body of work, placing it in the context ... More

Keywords: class politics, Larry Brown, rural life, poverty, working class, racism, South, southern literature, Mississippi, Harry Crews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781934110751
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean W. Cash, editor

Keith Perry, editor

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