The Cry of an Occasion by Richard Bausch
Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers

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With a foreword by George Garrett. This "smorgasbord of literary offerings" Publishers Weekly) self-selected by its contributors- "a long list of luminaries" (Library Journal)-includes works by Madison Smartt Bell, Doris Betts, Fred Chappell, Ellen Douglas, Shelby Foote, George Garrett, Allan Gurganus, Barry Hannah, William Hoffman, Madison Jones, Michael Knight, William Henry Lewis, Jill McCorkle, Lewis Nordan, Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Lee Smith, Elizabeth Spencer, Walter Sullivan, and Allen Wier. All are affiliated with the fellowship of Southern Writers, organized in 1989 under the inspiration of the late Cleanth Brooks for the purpose of encouraging and honoring excellence in southern letters.

Each piece in the Cry of an Occasion celebrates the distinctness of southern experience, giving expression in story form to a singular episode of mind, heart, or will. Reading this exemplary collection is pure pleasure.

Richard Bausch is the author of five story collections and nine novels, including Take Me Back, Real Presence, and Hello to the Cannibals. He was elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 1995.


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Richard Bausch is the author of nine other novels and seven volumes of short stories. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Playboy, GQ, Harper's Magazine, and other publications, and has been featured in numerous best-of collections, including the O. Henry Awards' Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South. In 2004 he won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.
Published April 1, 2001 by Louisiana State Univ Pr. 210 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A pricey pleasure for readers of southern fiction: 19 stories from the Fellowship of Southern Writers showcasing a variety of talents and styles that rarely fail to engage the reader's appetite for rich tales well-told.

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