Monday, July 09, 2007

Born Today in 1951...

A bouncing "rough south" boy, Larry Brown, in Oxford, Mississippi!

Facing the Music (Short stories, 1988)
Dirty Work (1989)
Big Bad Love (Short stories, 1990)
Joe (1991)
Father and Son (1996)
Fay (2000)
The Rabbit Factory (2003)
A Miracle of Catfish (2007)

On Fire (1993)
Billy Ray’s Farm: Essays (2001)


Bookfool said...

My Southern hero!!! I loved Larry. I'm still mourning him, but the eldest gave me a Thacker Mountain Radio CD with Larry on it. Anyone who wants to hear a real Southern boy just needs to grab that CD and have a sit down. :)

maggie moran said...

I'm dying to see Rough South, Bookfool. I would like to hear his voice. :)

Bookfool said...

He sounds just as expected. Like he could be your neighbor, the guy who pulls over to help you with a flat, the fellow holding up dear antlers in the newspaper (and then inviting you over for venison at Christmas with about 50 other people), the volunteer who climbs into your attic to make sure your house isn't on fire when the ceiling fan shorts out. You know what I mean.

maggie moran said...

Oh, Bookfool, he died too soon. I remember seeing him laughing with Tom Franklin in Oxford and I was too author shy to say hi. I do know what you mean...

Anonymous said...

Poor Larry. I really wanted to meet him.

I am catching up from my blogging break!

Bybee said...

I saw a book by Larry Brown in a bookstore last weekend. Something is now telling (screaming, yelling, shouting) me that I should've picked it up. It was called Joe. I think.

Bookfool said...

Oh, that's sad. I'm glad you at least squeezed in a sighting before his untimely death. I kept begging my son to go hear him speak and he was always too busy, busy, busy.