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Barry Wightman

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in St Louis, MO, The United States




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December 2012


Barry Wightman’s first novel, Pepperland, a revolutionary, technology, rock ‘n’ roll love story, was published in 2013, received a starred review on Booklist, and won a Silver IPPY for best fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards. He has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier VT and is past fiction editor of Hunger Mountain, a journal of the arts. He is also a professional voiceover talent.

Wightman also provides professional literary and editing services.

Visit www.barrywightman.com

Book Review: Mr. Know-It-All

(This review was originally published by the Washington Independent Review of Books on June 28, 2019.)

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder

By John Waters

All those midnight shows at the Bijou Theatre in Hipsterville USA featuring seedy movies like “Pink Flamingoes,” “Polyester,” “Serial Mom”— full disclosure: I never saw ‘em. And now I feel bad, like I missed that disreputable

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Average rating: 3.89 · 47 ratings · 19 reviews · 1 distinct work

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Donald Barthelme
“The aim of literature ... is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.”
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“And how should we behave during this Apocalypse? We should be unusually kind to one another, certainly. But we should also stop being so serious. Jokes help a lot. And get a dog, if you don't already have one ... I'm out of here.”
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Thomas Pynchon
“A screaming comes across the sky.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

Gary Reilly
“I began to parse the sentence. This is what English majors do. It's what we're trained to do. We don't know how to do anything else, except drive cabs.”
Gary Reilly, The Heart of Darkness Club

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“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

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Maziar Sadree Thanks for the add Barry!

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