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Author Blount, Roy, Jr., 1941-

Title Long time leaving : dispatches from up South / Roy Blount, Jr.

Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  975 BLOU    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xii, 383 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Bringing in the sheaves -- Why I'm not an outsider artist -- The right shade of blue? -- First, tell me what kind of reader you are -- Out-of-pants experience -- Do you know the nothin' man? -- You hate me because I'm Southern -- The rapture : lighten up -- Total immersion, up to a point -- Don't force it : an introduction to Up from Methodism -- Can't I be the most sophisticated something else? -- Why communism didn't originate in South Carolina -- How about this peculiar institution? -- The worm bubble -- Gothic baseball -- Giving good gravy -- The way folks were meant to eat -- Meat, three, Wallace Stevens, and me -- Mammy's little baby loves what, exactly? -- Food-song maven -- Chicken -- What undid Uncle Bud -- The Terrys do it right -- A grapefruit moment -- The plurality of Y'all -- The peer group that I hesitate to speak its name -- Listen up, youth -- Southern humor : love it or leave it -- So many writers. Why? -- The thwock and the fury : Faulkner's tennis -- In Elysium -- Confronting my whiteness -- Little Truman, happy at last -- The best of Gaynelle -- Oh, come on, Smiley -- Fresh mark -- Bits of Twain for Brits -- True Portis -- Those Shakespeherian blues -- Brother Ray : what he said -- Violinist and panther : Brother Dave -- The Clampetts never got to whack anybody -- No to Nashville, yes to O brother -- When the lights go down South -- A wang dang doodle dandy? -- Cruelty to Elvis -- The king was in the countinghouse, counting out his toes -- Love those bozzies -- He's crossed over to classic -- Deja Ahooey -- Country song entitlement -- Memphis Minnie's blues : a dirty mother for you -- Me and Bobby E. Lee -- See the "world but don't get carried away -- Right out there with the dogs -- Dogs whose parents got out -- Snakes alive -- Babel to Byzantium -- Augusta un-mastered -- Atlanta explained -- The Olympics : "Atlanta will be done away" -- The varsity is local -- The guy-crowded gulf (1993) -- The bottom line (2005) -- There be alligators -- Hanging with the Klan -- Double-bubba bubble (1993) -- Briefly (1993) -- Bill, you're due -- A makeover for Uncle Sam? (1995) -- The new Southern manhood (1995) -- He may be a dog, but he's our dog -- Sometimes Higbe's that way (1998) -- Slick Willie and the marble model (2000) -- Yellow-dogma -- Looking back on Bill (2000) -- How bad could it be? (2000) -- The story so far (2006).
Subject Blount, Roy, Jr., 1941-
Group identity -- Southern States.
Group identity -- Northeastern States.
North and south.
National characteristics, American.
Southern States -- Civilization.
Northeastern States -- Civilization.
Southern States -- Civilization -- Humor.
Northeastern States -- Civilization -- Humor.
ISBN 9780307266187