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The Resource The collected Breece D'J Pancake : stories, fragments, letters, introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips

The collected Breece D'J Pancake : stories, fragments, letters, introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips

Label
The collected Breece D'J Pancake : stories, fragments, letters
Title
The collected Breece D'J Pancake
Title remainder
stories, fragments, letters
Statement of responsibility
introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips
Title variation
collected Breece DJ Pancake
Title variation remainder
stories, fragments, letters
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A definitive edition of the haunted and haunting stories of the legendary West Virginia writer, with rare unfinished stories and fragments and revealing letters. Breece D'J Pancake published only a handful of stories before he took his own life in 1979, just shy of his twenty-seventh birthday. Those stories and a small number of others found among his papers after his death comprise the remarkable posthumous collection The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake (1983), recognized at the time as "an American Dubliners" (Jayne Anne Phillips) and a collection by a "young writer of such extraordinary gifts that one is tempted to compare his debut to Hemingway's" (Joyce Carol Oates). Kurt Vonnegut called him "merely the best writer, the most sincere writer I've ever read. " Today his diverse admirers include Margaret Atwood, Andre Dubus III, Tom Waits, and Lorde. . . The Collected Breece D'J Pancake brings together the original landmark book, several story drafts and fragments, and a selection of Pancake's letters to offer an unprecedented picture of his life and art. Among the unfinished stories are fragments from Pancake's two planned novels. The letters document his relationship with writers such as Peter Taylor, John Casey, James Alan McPherson, and Mary Lee Settle, and offer a picture of his collaborative relationship with his mother, who sent him newspaper clippings and helped him research his stories. . . "Pancake's stories are the only stories written in just this way," Jayne Anne Phillips writes in her introduction, "from inside the minds of protagonists coming of age in the mountains of an Appalachian world closed to others. " At once beautiful and relentlessly bleak, the stories concern miners, truckers, farmers, waitresses, and others facing constricted economic and life prospects. In one way or another, his characters are stuck, hoping for a change in fortune they can neither relinquish nor quite bring themselves to believe in, the land and the past making equally strong claims on their darkening present
Member of
Tone
Writing style
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10927919
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-1979
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pancake, Breece D'J
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3566.A559
LC item number
A123 2020
Literary form
mixed forms
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Phillips, Jayne Anne
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
Special Publication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pancake, Breece D'J
  • Authors, American
  • Letters
  • West Virginia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories, fragments, letters
Label
The collected Breece D'J Pancake : stories, fragments, letters, introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. The stories of Breece D'J Pancake. ; Foreword / by James Alan McPherson -- Trilobites -- Hollow -- A room forever -- Fox hunters -- Time and again -- The mark -- The scrapper -- The honored dead -- The way it has to be -- The salvation of me -- In the dry -- First day of winter -- Afterword / by John Casey. -- Part Two: Fragments. -- Shouting victory -- Conqueror -- Ridge-runner -- Survivors -- Untitled fragment -- Notes -- Part Three: Selected letters -- 1972-1975 -- 1976-1977 -- 1978-1979 -- Notes -- Notes on the texts -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781598536720
Lccn
2020930767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1139382731
  • (OCoLC)1139382731
Label
The collected Breece D'J Pancake : stories, fragments, letters, introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. The stories of Breece D'J Pancake. ; Foreword / by James Alan McPherson -- Trilobites -- Hollow -- A room forever -- Fox hunters -- Time and again -- The mark -- The scrapper -- The honored dead -- The way it has to be -- The salvation of me -- In the dry -- First day of winter -- Afterword / by John Casey. -- Part Two: Fragments. -- Shouting victory -- Conqueror -- Ridge-runner -- Survivors -- Untitled fragment -- Notes -- Part Three: Selected letters -- 1972-1975 -- 1976-1977 -- 1978-1979 -- Notes -- Notes on the texts -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781598536720
Lccn
2020930767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1139382731
  • (OCoLC)1139382731

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