Larry Brown


Born
in Oxford, Mississippi, The United States
July 09, 1951

Died
November 24, 2004

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Larry Brown was an American writer who was born and lived in Oxford, Mississippi. Brown wrote fiction and nonfiction. He graduated from high school in Oxford but did not go to college. Many years later, he took a creative writing class from the Mississippi novelist Ellen Douglas. Brown served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1972. On his return to Oxford, he worked at a small stove company before joining the city fire department. An avid reader, Brown began writing in his spare time while he worked as a firefighter in Oxford in 1980.

Brown was awarded the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award f
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“After a year of therapy, my psychiatrist said to me, "Maybe life isn't for everyone.”
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“I can understand why people jump off bridges.”
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“I only had one life, and I'd be damned if I'd live it in a way that would make me unhappy and please somebody else. I had already lived that kind of life, too much of it already.”
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