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Look Back All the Green Valley
Fred Chappell
0641637500

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Brighten the Corner Where You Are
Fred Chappell
0312050577
Aug 1990
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From Publishers Weekly
This gentle, wryly comic look at one day in the life of a rural North Carolina schoolteacher, Joe Robert Kirkman, is narrated by his son Jess (seen in Chappell's earlier novel, I Am One of You Forever ). The year is 1946, and Joe Robert is no ordinary schoolteacher. He is a farmer, a hunter, a dreamer and a philosopher whose innovative teaching methods and evenhanded approach to the theory of evolution have irked the local school board--they have summoned him to a late afternoon meeting. His ideals and livelihood imperiled, Robert feels--understandably--apprehensive, and to make matters worse, that day's bizarre series of events (an unfortunate encounter with a treed bobcat, a courageous rescue of a drowning child, and several unsettling metaphysical discussions) have left him battered in mind and body. The...


Backsass
Fred Chappell
0807129437
Apr 2004
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From Booklist
Opening and closing with his fabulously witty "answering machine poems," Chappell sets the sarcastic tone for Backsass, an aptly titled collection, and comes out swinging. Prodding us with verbal jabs, thumping our heads with astute social and political commentary, and leveling us with perfect puns, Chappell is in his element here, able to cover the gamut from politics to technology to the state of our youth. It is refreshing to depart from the often "movement" driven or overly therapeutic or utterly navel-gazing styles of poetry that pervade the pages of pretentious literary magazines and popular publishers' catalogs. Chappell is almost uniquely funny (something not seen often in poetry), which does not mean inane or superficial. He is a trickster bard, the one who cleverly makes us look at ourselves and...


Dream Garden: The Poetic Vision of Fred Chappell
Patrick ed Bizzaro (Editor)
0807122025
September 1997
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Backsass
Fred Chappell
0807129445
Apr 2004
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From Booklist
Opening and closing with his fabulously witty "answering machine poems," Chappell sets the sarcastic tone for Backsass, an aptly titled collection, and comes out swinging. Prodding us with verbal jabs, thumping our heads with astute social and political commentary, and leveling us with perfect puns, Chappell is in his element here, able to cover the gamut from politics to technology to the state of our youth. It is refreshing to depart from the often "movement" driven or overly therapeutic or utterly navel-gazing styles of poetry that pervade the pages of pretentious literary magazines and popular publishers' catalogs. Chappell is almost uniquely funny (something not seen often in poetry), which does not mean inane or superficial. He is a trickster bard, the one who cleverly makes us look at ourselves and...


More Lights than One: On the Fiction of Fred Chappell
Patrick Bizzaro (Editor)
0807129399
April 2004
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Book Description
Fred Chappell belongs to a small company of writers renowned equally for their poetry and their prose fiction. In American literature, only Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Penn Warren have won acclaim in both genres. Chappell’s fictional work ranges from realism to fantasy and is startling in its documentary detail, often biting in its ever-present humanity, and consistently humorous. This new volume presents a superb assemblage of commentators who cast light on Chappell’s remarkable artistry. They make clear why—from It Is Time, Lord to Look Back All the Green Valley—the fictional oeuvre of this western North Carolina author has won the hearts of readers and the praises of critics. The book explores Chappell’s works in chronological order. Early novels such as The Inkling, The Gaudy Place, and...


Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You
Fred Chappell
0312168349
Aug 1997
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Book Review
Fred Chappell is a prolific poet and fiction writer praised for his mastery of colloquial dialogue. The Los Angeles Times links him with literary nobility: "Not since James Agee and Robert Penn Warren has a Southern writer displayed such masterful versatility." His latest work takes him back over familiar themes, though with a difference in emphasis. Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You is a collection of tales about the passage of time, the stories exchanged between generations, and the remarkable characters that inhabit any good yarn about the South and small towns. Something of the unbelievable resides in these tales of believable folks. The well-crafted, lyrical quality of Chappell's writing matches the colorful speech of his characters; you don't so much read the language as hear it. --This text...


Experimentation and Versatility: The Early Novels and Short Fiction of Fred Chappell
Casey Howard Clabough
0865549451
May 2005
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I Am One of You Forever
Fred Chappell
0807114103
August 1987
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in the 1940s, this series of interlinked yarns about life on a North Carolina "scratch-ankle mountain farm" is told from the point of view of Jess, age 11. PW called Chappell "a gifted spinner of fictions that often verge on fantasy and the tall tale." Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Look Back All the Green Valley
Fred Chappell
0312243103
Oct 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
Joe Robert Kirkman has been dead for 10 years, and his wife, Cora, is ailing when their son, poet and college professor Jess, returns to the mountains of western North Carolina in the final volume of the Kirkman saga, Chappell's chronicle of this curious Appalachian family. Strong-willed but incurably depressed, Cora has already begun preparations for her own death. Because of a mixup at the local cemetery, the family burial plot must be relocated, and Jess and his sister, Mitzi, are ordered to find a suitable new plot, for which they begin entreating neighbors who may have land to spare. Meanwhile, Jess must finally clean out his father's abandoned shed of a workshop. During the excavation, Jess discovers a map marked with the names of women, which he believes may be an adulterous "black book." He sets out to...


I Am One of You Forever
Fred Chappell
0613127587
Aug 1987
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in the 1940s, this series of interlinked yarns about life on a North Carolina "scratch-ankle mountain farm" is told from the point of view of Jess, age 11. PW called Chappell "a gifted spinner of fictions that often verge on fantasy and the tall tale." Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


River
Fred Chappell
0807100943
Sept 2000
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C: Poems
Fred Chappell
0807117854
March 1993
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From Publishers Weekly
The title of this volume stands for the 100 poems in Chappell's ( Source ) collection and suggests the technical compression that pervades the text. More than a quarter of the poems are imitations of the Latin poets and of a variety of European writers, including Eduard Morike and Paul Eluard. The balance of the volume is patterned on the classical forms of epigram, satire and riddle. In general, the verse is amusing and intelligent, the work of a well-educated reader of poetry, reflecting his familiarity with and fondness for classical literature. When the work falls short, it does so because the poems do not seem completely contemporary. One poem, for instance, compares the epigrams in the volume to telegrams delivering "intelligence / With such a sudden blaze / The shine can make us wince." Though the language...


Wind Mountain
Fred Chappell
0807105678
July 1979
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Earthsleep
Fred Chappell
0807106984
Oct 1980
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New Pleiade: Selected Poems
Fred Chappell
0807123293
November 1998
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Spring Garden: New and Selected Poems
Fred Chappell
0807119482
October 1995
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Castle Tzingal
Fred Chappell
0807112038
Dec 1984
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