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January 10, 2005


Cormac McCarthy... Writes about MARGINAL reality; gritty rural realism, with soul and
philosophy intact. CM uses biblical diction and cadence at least as good
as Melville and Faulkner.



All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Vol 1) ~ Ships
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Cormac McCarthy / Paperback / Published 1993 ---Teen
runaway cowboys. "Kinda looks like they're trying to fence us in, don't
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The Crossing (The Border Trilogy, V. 2) ~ Usually
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Cormac McCarthy / Paperback
/ Published 1995 ---Excellent scenes of teen starvation while riding a horse,
then coming into barebones wateringholes and getting a little tortilla.
Quite a bit of spanish text to make (me) feel I'm in foreign country. Great
wet your whistle scenes. Fine revolution stuff. Super cosmic God digressions
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Blood Meridian ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Cormac McCarthy / Paperback / Published 1992 ---Scary magic realism cowboystyle,
plus realist grit to beat the band and maybe make you barf. Best Devil yet.
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The Orchard Keeper ~ Ships in 2-3 daysCormac
McCarthy / Paperback / Published 1993 ---The best old man and old hound
in prose. Plus the best bar ever. Southern setting, 1930's.Our Price: $9.60
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Suttree
~ Ships in 2-3 days Cormac McCarthy
/ Paperback / Published 1992 ---Only depiction of jugfloat catfishing in
literature that I know of, complete with winos and bums. This novel takes
place along Southern riverbanks, bridges and their towns, exclusively. Best
(and only) depictions of 'splo' in lit----moonshine. Great 'benders'. Our
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Jim Harrison...



The #1 writer from Michigan, a crusty outdoor literary genius, cook,
wit, novelist and poet--plus Buddhist Lutheran turmoil. Hi s poetry was
the first to show me big readable power. It's meaty wrasslin' stuff, not
like the affected stuff that turned the world against poesy. Each poem is
like a novel. Great for the hurried reader. Pack it in!



Selected and New Poems : 1961-1981

Jim Harrison / Published 1989 [Best poetry I ever read, because it reads
like high octane prose. Every 20 pages packs the impact of a novel! Save
time! Love *language* and *essence*. Concrete, too, no mushy stuff...action-packed...poetry
for the poetry-hater.



The Theory and Practice of Rivers and New Poems ~ Usually
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Jim Harrison / Paperback / Published 1989 Our Price: $11.16 ~ COLOR="#990033">You Save: $2.79 (20%)



Just Before Dark : Collected Nonfiction ~ Usually
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Jim Harrison / Paperback / Published 1992
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Sundog: The Story of an American Foreman, Robert Corvus Strang ~ COLOR="#990033">Ships in 2-3 days

Jim Harrison / Paperback / Published 1989 [The only novel about civil engineering....]


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Warlock: A Novel ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Jim Harrison / Paperback / Published 1982 [Good rabbit recipes, I hear...]
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Jim Harrison / Paperback / Published 1991 [First depiction
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Charles Bukowski...



A crusty writer and poet, unpublishable except for his drinking, debauch
and Euro fame due to the QUALITY of his writing...after that both NYC and
Hwood had to love him. Quality? What can America do with that? Ignore it
usually works. Buk got in, now he's dead. He was weak anyway. But good.
The weakness was his success. If he didn't drink, he'd be worse off than
JACK SAUNDERS (the new king). But check out Buk anyway, if you haven't...




Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski / Paperback / Published 1982 Our Price:
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Post Office : A Novel by Charles Bukowski / Paperback / Published 1981
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War All the Time : Poems, 1981-1984\ Ships
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Charles Bukowski / Paperback / Published 1984
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Others...



A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole. Comic first novel
by writer who was driven to suicide by the publishing establishment due
to his lack of brown-nosing and credentials, despite years of trying to
show this fine book to all and sundry. When someone finally read the first
page (with JT's crying mother sitting before him) it was seen to be a fine,
unique work. An American tragedy. Classic hilarity combined with shocking
pathos, with great examples of ebonics in print. Deadeye accurate yet over
the top caricatures of all types, to beat the band.



Sometimes
a Great Notion
, by Ken Kesey. A novel of the curative power of hard
work and breakfast, thru the lives of a lumberjack family, some hippies,
some educated, some not, and how they're all tempered on the anvil of life.



The Third Policeman ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Flann O'Brien / Paperback / Published 1986 ---Irish blarny at its best.
Joyce has nothin' on it. Mind games and old bikes. Then try 'At Swim Two
Birds' for the tricky take on legendary heroes and purple prose well over
the top. Then 'The Poor Mouth' if you think you've heard complainin'. Our
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The Bone People ~ Ships in 2-3 days


Keri Hulme / Paperback / Published 1986 ---A kaleidescopic novel with the
seaside, marooned wind of New Zealand in it. A candid look at lost souls
trying to sort it out amidst kelp, lushness and a world which will seem
much different from an American's. A different voice is great to see. Experimental,
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Vagabond Anthology
John Bennett / Paperback / Published 1978 . A collection of underground
unpublishable writings. Top notch. Our Price: $4.95 + $2.35 special surcharge
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