Julip

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Flamingo, 1995 - 274 pages
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User Review  - love2laf - LibraryThing

Unbelievably fantastic writing, so evocative and rich, and yet earthy, simple. I must scoop up all of his books, although I am not sure about the poetry, I've never been a big reader of poetry. It's a ... Read full review

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Three stories by Harrison covering the familiar, Brown Dog in The Seven-Ounce Man, and the new in Julip. Though the meanderings of Brown Dog are always enjoyable to read it was Beige Dolorosa, the ... Read full review

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James Thomas Harrison was born on December 11, 1937 in Grayling, Michigan. After receiving a B.A. in comparative literature from Michigan State University in 1960 and a M.A. in comparative literature from the same school in 1964, he briefly taught English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. During his lifetime, he wrote 14 collections of poetry, 21 volumes of fiction, two books of essays, a memoir, and a children's book. His collections of poetry included Plain Song, The Theory and Practice of Rivers, Songs of Unreason, and Dead Man's Float. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for his poetry in 1969. His essays on food, much of which first appeared in Esquire, was collected in the 2001 book, The Raw and the Cooked. His memoir, Off to the Side, was published in 2002. His first novel, Wolf, was published in 1971. His other works of fiction included A Good Day to Die, Farmer, The Road Home, Julip, and The Ancient Minstrel. His novel, Legends of the Fall, was adapted into a feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt. Harrison wrote the screenplay for the movie. His novel, Dalva, was adapted as a made-for-television movie starring Rod Steiger and Farrah Fawcett. He died on March 26, 2016 at the age of 78.

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