Fred Chappell





Fred Chappell


Born
in Canton, North Carolina, The United States
May 28, 1936

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Fred Davis Chappell retired after 40 years as an English professor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was the Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 1997-2002. He attended Duke University.

His 1968 novel Dagon, which was named the Best Foreign Book of the Year by the Academie Française, is a recasting of a Cthulhu Mythos horror story as a psychologically realistic Southern Gothic.

His literary awards include the Prix de Meilleur des Livres Etrangers, the Bollingen Prize, and the T. S. Eliot Prize.

Average rating: 3.99 · 9,134 ratings · 623 reviews · 81 distinct works · Similar authors
I Am One of You Forever

4.11 avg rating — 1,001 ratings — published 1985 — 11 editions
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Brighten the Corner Where Y...

4.06 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Farewell, I'm Bound to Leav...

4.17 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Look Back All the Green Valley

3.68 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Dagon

3.24 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1968 — 10 editions
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More Shapes Than One: A Boo...

3.91 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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A Shadow All of Light: A Novel

3.20 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Ancestors and Others: New a...

3.69 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Backsass: Poems

3.57 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Midquest: A Poem

4.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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“Our thoughts were so awesome to us, that no one could speak a word, not even ‘Goodbye.’ We hugged and clasped and wept silently.”
Fred Chappell, I Am One of You Forever

“In the midst of life, we are in death.”
Fred Chappell, I Am One of You Forever

“The tear on my mother’s cheek got larger and larger. It detached from her face and became a shiny globe, widening outward like an inflating balloon. At first the tear floated in the air between them, but as it expanded it took my mother and father into itself. I saw them suspended, separate but beginning to slowly drift towards one another. Then my mother looked past my father’s shoulder, looked through the bright skin of the tear, at me. The tear enlarged until at last, it took me in, too. It was warm and salt. As soon as I got used to the strange light inside the tear, I began to swim clumsily towards my parents.”
Fred Chappell, I Am One of You Forever

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