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13 Vignettes

Author: Barry Gifford  

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In Writers: 13 Vignettes, great American storyteller Barry Gifford paints portraits of famous writers caught in imaginary vulnerable moments in their lives. In prose that is funny, grotesque and a touch brutal, Gifford shows these writers at their most human, which is to say at their worst: they are liars, frauds, lousy lovers and drunks. In Gifford's house of mirrors, we are offered a unique perspective on this group of literary greats.Gifford asks: What does it mean to devote oneself entirely to art? And as an artist, what defines success and failure?

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Critic Reviews

“"Barry Gifford invented his own American vernacular--William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly." -Jonathan Lethem "The experience of reading Gifford is like starting a car and realizing, too late, that someone has cut its brake lines. A spectacular wreck is imminent, so you might as well enjoy the adrenaline rush..." -Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books "Gifford cuts right through the heart of what makes a good novel readable and entertaining... The way Barry Gifford does it, it's high art." -Elmore Leonard "Gifford is a master." -Los Angeles Times”

"Barry Gifford invented his own American vernacular--William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly." -Jonathan Lethem
"The experience of reading Gifford is like starting a car and realizing, too late, that someone has cut its brake lines. A spectacular wreck is imminent, so you might as well enjoy the adrenaline rush..." -Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books

"Gifford cuts right through the heart of what makes a good novel readable and entertaining... The way Barry Gifford does it, it's high art." -Elmore Leonard

"Gifford is a master." -Los Angeles Times

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About the Author

Barry Gifford is the author of over twenty-five books. His work includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays and screenplays and has been translated into more than seventeen languages. His novel, Wild at Heart was made into an award winning film by David Lynch. It was the first of six interlocking novels which follow the crazy adventures of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, referred to as "the most likeable, sex-driven, star-crossed lovers that you are ever likely to meet." Gifford's writing has appeared in many national magazines and newspapers and his books have received awards from PEN,

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Product Details

Publisher
Seven Stories Press | Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Published
3rd November 2015
Pages
128
ISBN
9781609806491
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