Doris Betts





Doris Betts

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born
in Statesville, NC, The United States
June 04, 1932

died
April 21, 2012

gender
female


About this author

Doris Betts (1932-2012), former Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, wrote nine novels and three collections of short stories, including The Gentle Insurrection, The Sharp Teeth of Love, Souls Raised from the Dead, which won the Southern Book Award, and Beasts of the Southern Wild, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Betts taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 35 years. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and received a medal from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.


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Souls Raised from the Dead
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Beasts of the Southern Wild...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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The Sharp Teeth of Love
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Heading West
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The RIVER TO PICKLE BEACH
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The Astronomer and Other St...
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The Scarlet Thread
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3X3 Masterworks of southern Go
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“If you are going to be underestimated by people who speak more rapidly, the temptation is to speak slowly and strategically and outwit them.”
Doris Betts

“[when]asked, “What should I do if I want to become a writer?”
“Well,” Doris said, with that steely twinkle in her dark eyes, “My best advice for
you, honey, is to stop if you possibly can! And if you just can’t, then get ready to work
like hell. Hang onto your day job. And remember, you may not make a living, but you’ll
make a wonderful life.”
Doris Betts

“Often our students see nothing about religious faith except the lowest common denominator. They see nothing but TV evangelists and fools, and it doesn't occur to them that intelligent people might find this religious business worth living their lives by.”
Doris Betts
tags: faith

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