By George P. Garrett
Even supposing George Garrett is better recognized for his remarkable fiction, he has additionally written a wide physique of outstanding poetry. This beneficiant compilation, brings jointly the paintings of just about a half-century and provides to it a few forty-three new poems.
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As a teenager, Harry changes the weapons and the motivation for violence. He shoots a pistol at an unsuspecting organist whose playing of the "triumphant" music of Bach has annoyed him and has also seemed to mock Zak, Harry's feckless college drama teacher, who has been less than triumphant in attempted lovemaking with his fiancée, the wheelchair-bound Linda. Even a week later, Harry feels elated by his use of the gun, which he carries in imitation of his hero, the Apache Geronimo. " He confesses, "My mind pounded, for the first time in my life, as if it was a thing distinct from me, and in my body I experienced cold sprays of nerves.
Although Hannah is influenced by this tradition, he modifies it by his own version of another major literary genre, that of autobiography. Life writing also began early in the history of this country, with the diaries of William Bradford, John Winthrop, and the other founding colonists, and with spiritual autobiographies, such as that of Jonathan Edwards, the fiery preacher of the eighteenth-century religious revivalist movement known as the Great 1. Leslie Fiedler, Love and Death in the American Novel (Rev.
Weston Page vi Copyright © 1998 by Louisiana State University Press All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America First printing 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98 5 4 3 2 1 Designer: Michele Myatt Quinn Typeface: Adobe Garamond Typesetter: Wilsted & Taylor Publishing Services Printer and binder: Thomson-Shore, Inc. Part of Chapter 1 was first published as "'The Whole Lying Opera of It': Dreams, Lies, and Confessions in the Fiction of Barry Hannah," Mississippi Quarterly, XLIV (Summer, 1991), 41128, and is reprinted by permission.