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The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2004

    Important Work

    I read a lot, all the award winners, all the classics, all the bestsellers. Out of everyone, Breece is my favorite. His stories are sad, about people passed by. In West Virginia in the 70's there is a different culture still hanging on in the hills. A superior culture in some ways comprised of sincerity, sensitivity, connection to the land. They may seem primitive to an outsider but Breece has captured their heart in his stories. I doubt the stories are made up, but witnessed during his life. After reading them it is easy to understand why he took his life. I am glad he lived to write.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Spelling Bee List (row 10)

    Disarray
    Ailment
    Mollify
    Avenge
    Bulwark
    Manufacture
    Cinematic
    Antipathy
    Situation
    Morale
    Incentive
    Freight
    Mugwump
    Pontiff
    Dissemble
    Piety
    Agitation
    Permafrost
    Expunge
    Duplicity
    Qualms
    Wattage
    Correlation
    Vivacious
    Lanai
    Pulitzer
    Chicle
    Equinox
    Lolled
    Shiatsu

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Well he is a liar he said

    Wanna be my gf then his gf fukin shows up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Caleb is 13 . PERIOD.

    HE IS 13 GUYS!! HE AINT LIEING!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2003

    Breece's Pieces

    Breece Pancake wrote about what he knew, and what he knew were the people and places of his native West Virginia. These stories are brutally honest and deeply felt. They are mostly full of longing, pain, fear, and bitter knowledge. They aren¿t going to light up anyone¿s day, but they have the stark beauty of a Wyeth watercolor. The prose is as hard as a diamond, and reflects the inner brilliance that comes of form perfectly fitted to function. For a young writer, Pancake¿s voice is remarkably old. Reading them now, at middle age, I am amazed at how mature these stories are, at how old Pancake must have been inside himself to write with such authority. His ability was exceptional, and evidently came at a high personal price. Read these stories. They aren¿t pretty, but they¿re often beautiful, and there will never be any more of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2000

    Staggering: as good as fiction gets

    Briefly, Breece Pancake was the best writer of his generation, a genius with an incurable inferiority complex. The smallness of this body of work is tragic, but on the other hand I think we should be thankful for what he did leave us with. This book should be treasured like few others from the 20th century.

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