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The Resource The last bizarre tale : stories, by David Madden ; edited with an introduction by James A. Perkins

The last bizarre tale : stories, by David Madden ; edited with an introduction by James A. Perkins

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The last bizarre tale : stories
Title
The last bizarre tale
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by David Madden ; edited with an introduction by James A. Perkins
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Language
eng
Summary
Though he has authored more than eleven novels including, Cassandra Singing, The Suicide's Wife, Abducted by Circumstance, and the recent London Bridge in Plague and Fire, David Madden has been publishing short stories for all six decades of his active career. The Last Bizarre Tale consists of works that appeared in journals but that have not appeared together as a collection. Madden used two stories, "The Singer" and "Second Look Presents: the Rape of an Indian Brave," as chapters in his 1980 novel On the Big Wind. "The Headless Girl's Mother" was first published as a chapter in a serialized novel entitled Hair of the Dog. Two other stories developed out of longer versions of Madden's novels. "A Demon in My View" is part of a sequel, not yet published, to Bijou. All of the stories in David Madden's third collection are distinguished by variety of content and by shifting styles and often innovative techniques. They are to varying degrees and in various ways bizarre in their characters and their relationships, in the kinds of internal and external conflicts, and in locales and themes. The title story, The Last Bizarre Tale, involving a corpse that has hung on a hook in a funeral home garage for decades, is evocative of Poe and, in its dark, grotesque humor, Flannery O'Connor and Carson McCullers. "Process is as important as product to David Madden," writes editor James Perkins, "and one can learn as much about the process of writing as about the human condition by a careful reading of these stories." The author of eleven novels and two short story collections, David Madden is known for his innovative style and technique in crafting fiction. His work is praised by critics and fans alike as complex yet lyrical and always masterfully done. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina. James A. Perkins is a professor of English Emeritus at Westminster College. He is the author of The Cass Mastern Material: The Core of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men. He is coeditor, with Jeffrey J. Folks, of Southern Writers at Century's End and coauthor, with Randy J. Hendricks, of David Madden: A Writer for All Genres
Cataloging source
VALIL
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1933-
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Madden, David
Dewey number
813/.54
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A339
LC item number
L37 2014eb
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1941-
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Perkins, James A.
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  • American fiction
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • FICTION
  • American fiction
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • General
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • American Literature
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The last bizarre tale : stories, by David Madden ; edited with an introduction by James A. Perkins
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  • Piece of the Sky
  • She's Always Had a Will of Her Own
  • Lights
  • Who Killed Harpo Marx?
  • James Agee Never Lived in This House
  • Secondary Character
  • Hurry Up Please It's Time
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893913309
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First edition.
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9781621900801
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Label
The last bizarre tale : stories, by David Madden ; edited with an introduction by James A. Perkins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Piece of the Sky
  • She's Always Had a Will of Her Own
  • Lights
  • Who Killed Harpo Marx?
  • James Agee Never Lived in This House
  • Secondary Character
  • Hurry Up Please It's Time
Control code
893913309
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781621900801
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)893913309

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