Barry Hannah





Barry Hannah

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born
in Meridian, Mississippi, The United States
April 23, 1942

died
March 01, 2010

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Barry Hannah was an American novelist and short story writer from Mississippi. He was the author of eight novels and five short story collections. He worked with notable American editors and publishers such as Gordon Lish, Seymour Lawrence, and Morgan Entrekin. His work was published in Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The Southern Review, and a host of American magazines and quarterlies. In his lifetime he was awarded the The Faulkner Prize (1972), The Bellaman Foundation Award in Fiction, The Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award, the PEN/Malamud Award (2003) and the Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was director of the MFA program at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, where he taught ...more


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Ray
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 771 ratings — published 1980 — 7 editions
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Geronimo Rex
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 501 ratings — published 1972 — 8 editions
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Yonder Stands Your Orphan
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 380 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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High Lonesome
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Bats Out of Hell
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Long, Last, Happy: New and ...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 289 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Tennis Handsome
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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Captain Maximus
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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Hey Jack!
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More books by Barry Hannah…
“You've got to lie to stay halfway interested in yourself.”
Barry Hannah

“What a bog and labyrinth the human essence is... We are all overbrained and overemotioned.”
Barry Hannah, Airships

“The point is to strip down, get protestant, then even more naked. Walk over scorched bricks to find your own soul. Your heart a searching dog in the rubble.”
Barry Hannah

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