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The Redneck Way of Knowledge
This intoxicating book by the author of The Revolution of Little Girls combines autobiography, reporting, and the dressed-up lies we call fiction. An underground classic since its initial publication, it is the wildly funny personal testament of Blanche McCrary Boyd, sixties radical and born-againÀ Southerner, a lesbian with an un-P.C. passion for skydiving and stock-car r...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 15th 1995 by Vintage
(first published 1982)
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Aw man, the copy I got was too old to have a Dorothy Alison foreword. Curses. This is a bunch of pieces about Southern life that Boyd wrote for the Village Voice around 1980. I kind of love this era of tough lady sort of disillusioned with mainstream feminism but still sort of old-fashioned butchness. Is that a thing? Is that a genre? I hope so. There's stuff about fancy drinking parties and politics and seeing the pope and going to car races. But the most interesting thing turns out to be the s...more