(it's very tough to find a classicist who can actually write) today i got sidetracked by a box of books on my porch yes, i was lolling on the porch drinking green tea, perusing my kitto, when a pink book caught my eye–have you noticed how everything is pink these days–a novel, raney, by clyde edgerton. The paperback of the raney: a novel by clyde edgerton at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more. A young, naïve bible salesman and a hardened car thief seem unlikely bedfellows, but for clyde edgerton, these very characters form the basis of a tale at once hysterical and thoughtful in edgerton's most recent novel the bible salesman, twenty-year-old henry dampier sells bibles door-to-door. As a teenager in 1960, clyde edgerton was trying to find a name for the doubts he was feeling about his conventional, small-town life in bethesda, north carolina in his essay on montaigne, emerson clears his throat for eight pages before finally sitting beside the reader to share his intimate reflections on a book that. Clyde edgerton (born 1944) is an american novelist (and former air force pilot and pretty good banjo player) known for his humorous and poignant stories featuring small-town southern characters and settings louis d rubin jr was his close friend and editor clyde's debut novel, raney (1985), revolves around the. The play, with its book by clyde edgerton and songs by mike craver, begins with the older characters onstage in chairs and ends with each of them on his or her feet by that point they have made us laugh frequently, wince occasionally at the cruelties of old age and admire various kinds of stubborn individuality, while.
This charming vignette follows the early days of the marriage of raney, an inno cent, southern baptist, and charles, who is considerably more liberal and so phisticated than raney the two must make m. Here is publisher's weekley's brief summary of this brief (238 pages) novel--- in this rollicking, rambling road novel of the post-wwii south, preston clearwater, a dead ringer for clark gable, steals cars and passes himself off as an undercover fbi agent his mark is naïve 20-year-old bible salesman henry. I read this because i heard the author reading it on the wuga program wordland with david oates a couple of weeks ago according to wikipedia raney was edgerton's first book what pleased me so much was edgerton's craggy voice voicing a 20 year old woman's southern voice (i'd love to have a copy of the reading.
Clyde edgerton is the author of ten novels, a book of advice, a memoir, short stories, and essays he has been a guggenheim fellow and five of his novels have been new york times notable books. North carolina author clyde edgerton will receive the university of north carolina at chapel hill's 2015 thomas wolfe prize and deliver the annual three of his novels have been made into movies — “raney,” “walking across egypt” and “killer diller” — and many more have been adapted for the stage. It was fun to hear clyde read portions of raney, especially the k&w scene and the uncle nate/norris beach/fishhook episode hadn't heard that in years clyde edgerton adapted this staging from his 2004 novel lunch at the piccadilly, and clyde and i have written 23 songs for it we are calling it a play with.
Last year theatrenow presented the stage adaptation of clyde edgerton's novel “raney” this year they are offering catherine bush's when she delivers the bombshell of analysis for what is driving finner's behavior, it isn't done with gravitas or great import it is dropped into conversation with the same. But one thing that i do know is that norman dietz, the book's reader, created such a perfect voice and delivery for mattie rigsbee, the story's 78-year-old main character, that he had me laughing out loud at clyde edgerton's dialogue on a regular basis mattie rigsbee believes that she is “slowing down” and.
Edgerton is a southern constant in 1985, when he published his first novel, raney, the story of a free will baptist woman married to a liberal episcopalian, edgerton created, according to the atlanta journal, one of those rare volumes that causes uncontrollable fits of laughter and makes normally quiet,.
Raney: a novel (southern revivals) [clyde edgerton] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers raney other customers write a customer review it's all told through the voice of raney, a country girl who married charles, a book-smart librarian who grew up more sophisticated and liberal in atlanta raney.
A critic once called clyde edgerton the love child of dave barry and flannery o' connor—a reflection of the fact that his novels are both dark and funny his nine novels include raney, walking across egypt, the floatplane notebooks, killer diller and, most recently, the bible salesman, about a young. And the various ways that author clyde edgerton uses the techniques as did earlier writers such as mark specifically in his first novel, raney, edgerton, a contemporary southern novelist, uses humor to entertain when huck mentions his life on the raft, where his interpretation of how his life seems is a stark contrast to. Novels raney chapel hill, north carolina, algonquin books, 1985 walking across egypt chapel hill, north carolina, algonquinbooks, 1987 his subsequent works have been no less well-received, and edgerton has continued to write equally interesting and controversial works such as walking across egypt , the.
Publication of edgerton's first novel, raney, the plot of which revolves around the marriage of a free will baptist and an episcopalian, ultimately led to edgerton's leaving the teaching staff at campbell university in buies creek, north carolina ( a baptist institution) his later work, killer diller, is a thinly veiled satire of that. Here's a classic tale: the well-meaning but gullible innocent, seduced by corruptors into a morally murky enterprise, must question everything he holds true in order to redeem himself in clyde edgerton's ninth comic novel, the bible salesman, 20-year-old henry dampier hitches a ride from a smooth clark gable look-alike.