Tag: Daniel Woodrell

Country noir

Wednesday, 8 August, 2012

“Then this instrument, a clarinet I thought, started to be played out there in the night. I could hear it clear but that music had traveled to reach me. It seemed to be from atop the ridge above the holler. The song was kind of ragtime tune, sort of jaunty and limber. The cats took […]

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Breece D’J Pancake and Pinckney Benedict are for real

Tuesday, 31 July, 2012

When people grow up with names such as Breece D’J Pancake and Pinckney Benedict, you can be sure that they’ll have stories to tell. In each case, the stories are of Appalachia as both gentlemen grew up in West Virginia. Pinckney Benedict reverently namechecks Breece D’J Pancake in his foreword to Give Us a Kiss […]

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