The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

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by Breece D'J Pancake
     
 

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Breece D'J Pancake cut short a promising career when he took his own life at the age twenty-six. Published posthumously, this is a collection of stories that depict the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia.

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Breece D'J Pancake cut short a promising career when he took his own life at the age twenty-six. Published posthumously, this is a collection of stories that depict the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia.

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ISBN-13:
9780316715973
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
145,554
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)

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Stories of Breece D'J Pancake 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok. I think it is 6 . Is that right?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this and count the number of Fs in the following sentance. Then write the word number of that number. For example, 9 would be nine. Have fun! Heres the sentance. : FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS. There now search the number word and go to res1.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanna be my gf then his gf fukin shows up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HE IS 13 GUYS!! HE AINT LIEING!!
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