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Long time leaving : dispatches from up South

Author: Roy Blount
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to sports, eating,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blount, Roy.
Long time leaving.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)605527679
Online version:
Blount, Roy.
Long time leaving.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608206635
Named Person: Roy Blount; Roy Blount
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Blount
ISBN: 9780307266187 0307266184
OCLC Number: 85833262
Description: xii, 383 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Setting the table --
Eating --
Reading --
Watching, listening --
Traveling --
Politicking.
Responsibility: Roy Blount, Jr.

Abstract:

"Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to sports, eating, education, politics, child-rearing, religion, race, and language ("remember when there was lots of discussion of 'ebonics'?"). In this eminently quotable collection, Blount does justice to the charming, funny, infuriating facets of Southern tradition and their equally odd Northern counterpoints"--Publisher's web-site.
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