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I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down

Collected Stories
Gay, William (Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down
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From the critically acclaimed author of "Provinces of Night" and "The Long Home, " comes a much-anticipated story collection--including the original version of the novella that started it all. In these diverse, piebald Southern stories, Gay does for his verdant corner of Tennessee, what William Faulkner did for Mississippi.
Authors: Gay, William
Title: I hate to see that evening sun go down
collected stories
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2002
Characteristics: 303 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: William Gay
ISBN: 074324088X
Branch Call Number: FICTION GAY
Subject Headings: Southern States Social life and customs Fiction
LCCN: 2002073945
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One critic wrote that the world William Gay writes about is "a countryside so beleaguered and desolate even the dead were fleeing it."

Like Faulkner's Mississippi and Cormac McCarthy's American West, Gay's Tennessee is redolent of broken, colorful souls hard at work charting the pathos of their interior lives.

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Jan 31, 2011
  • lebaudroy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reminds me a lot of Raymond Carver yet much more poetic than Carver's. His subject matter at times edges on the very dark, but his perception of human nature is quite realistic. After reading this collection of short stories (never read him before) I definitely want to explore his novels.


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Aug 07, 2011
  • callaottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

- from the best of southern literature listing I found on the net. Excellent writing First story was made into a recently view movie starring Hal Holbrook as an old farmer trying to get his life back on his farm. 9/10


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