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James Sallis is the author of the widely reviewed and highly regarded Lew Griffin detective series, as well as books of jazz criticism and a biography of Chester Himes. This book includes essays about the author's life in writing and music, and working as a respiratory therapist.
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Black Heron Press (first published September 1st 2000)
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Jan 18, 2013 Owain Lewis rated it it was amazing
One of the best collections of essays I've ever read. Sallis is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. Full of warmth, humour, compassion and intelligence. For quite a small book he covers a lot of ground. From essays on civility and solitude to biographical pieces about the death of a young patient while working as a respiratory therapist or his time spent playing guitar in seedy bars with a shit-kicking country band, Sallis brings a real and honest humanity to everything he writes about. I ...more
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Dec 30, 2008 Charles rated it it was amazing
A wonderful collection of nonfiction essays, many of which deal with writing and the writer's life. There are some brilliant touches here. Sallis does philosophy without it seeming like philosphy.
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James Sallis (born 21 December 1944 in Helena, Arkansas) is an American crime writer, poet and musician, best known for his series of novels featuring the character Lew Griffin and set in New Orleans, and for his 2005 novel Drive, which was adapted into a 2011 film of the same name.
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