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by Terry Southern

ePub Texas Summer download
Author:
Terry Southern
ISBN13:
978-1559702157
ISBN:
155970215X
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Arcade Publishing (August 5, 1993)
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Terry Southern (May 1, 1924 – October 29, 1995) was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and university lecturer, noted for his distinctive satirical style

Terry Southern (May 1, 1924 – October 29, 1995) was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and university lecturer, noted for his distinctive satirical style. Part of the Paris postwar literary movement in the 1950s and a companion to Beat writers in Greenwich Village, Southern was also at the center of Swinging London in the 1960s and helped to change the style and substance of American films in the 1970s. He briefly wrote for Saturday Night Live in the 1980s.

Terry Southern was a fine writer, and Texas Summer a shows him at his most acute. This coming-of-age valentine to the 50s Texas landscape has an understated, flat-spoken charm. Southern's sensitive coming-of-age novel faithfully evokes Texas red-dirt country in the 1950s. This book is a rehash of the short stories published in "Red Dirt Marijuana and other tastes", which are more consise, better focused, and include some Reporting Mr. Southern did placing him a few years ahead of Hunter Thompson in the Gonzo Sweepstakes. 5 people found this helpful.

This insideview of Southern’s roots in Alvarado, Texas, where pastoral innocence belied an undercurrent of. .

This insideview of Southern’s roots in Alvarado, Texas, where pastoral innocence belied an undercurrent of racism and violence, brings this novel of a boy’s transition to maturity vividly alive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Terry Southern including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate. Fiction Coming of Age Family Life Historical.

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slowly pried the old corral fence-board, weathered and broken, away from the post, which creaked and groaned as the nails were gradually wrenched out of the hardwood post that had held the board for. Farther along the fence, Harold was attempting to remove another board, by executing a series of whirling karate type back-kicks in its direction. Taken off one board, . picked up another one-by-six, aged but sound, and started nailing it in place.

A lazy valedictory to Harold Stevens's 13th summer in backwoods Texas, by the author of Candy and The Magic Christian.

I started reading The Magic Christian and I thought I was going to go insane. Acclaimed novelist, Beat godfather, prolific screenwriter, and one of the founders of New Journalism, as well as the only guy to wear shades on the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's cover, Terry Southern was an audacious original. A lazy valedictory to Harold Stevens's 13th summer in backwoods Texas, by the author of Candy and The Magic Christian.

Terry Southern, who has written some of Hollywood's best screenplays, including Easy Rider and Dr. Strangelove, returns with a new novel about 12-year-old Harold, whoseed hand. works for Harold's father, and he introduces Harold to the exciting, mysterious world of a different culture.

Texas Summer - Terry Southern. A Biography of Terry Southern

Texas Summer - Terry Southern. A Biography of Terry Southern. I. TEXAS SUMMER MORNING, the softly bleak hour after dawn, the boy Harold and his father slowly hunted across a vast scrub-brush tumbleweed field, toward a mist-seeping river-bottom grove in the middle distance - Harold, at twelve, carrying his old single-shot twenty, and his father the twelve-gauge double with the Magnum-load.

This insideview of Southern’s roots in Alvarado, Texas, where pastoral innocence belied an undercurrent of racism and violence, brings this novel of a boy’s transition to maturity vividly alive

This insideview of Southern’s roots in Alvarado, Texas, where pastoral innocence belied an undercurrent of racism and violence, brings this novel of a boy’s transition to maturity vividly alive.

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In Texas during the 1950s, twelve-year-old Harold Stevens spends his summer catfishing and hunting with his closest friend C.K., a twenty-three-year-old Black man who introduces Harold to Old Nail--an ex-con involved in deadly rituals
  • A pretty good book but as is widely circulated some of the material has been rehashed. A good final outing and a long time in the making, over 30 years, a Chinese Democracy of books. Not unlike Chinese Democracy it has some high points but does not carry all the way through.
    It is quite unlike his other books, not nearly as absurd but it shows that Southern was a viable writer in a manner of speaking right up until the end in. I would say read the other books first. You should not miss out on Candy, Red Dirt Marijuana and Other Tastes, and the Magic Christian over this but that is an easy call. I also recommend checking out Now Dig This and Blue Movie has it's strong points.
    All in all I personally find that you cannot go wrong with Terry Southern and this book carries forth in that tradition.
    BASICALLY READ AND ENJOY

  • enjoyable reading

  • If you liked the stories about Harold and CK in Terry Southern's "Red Dirt Marijuana," you'll like this book. Every aspect of a 12-year-old white boy's life in rural Texas in the 1950s (1960s?) is here. A farmer father, who never says more than necessary; a worried mother; a grandfather who tempts the boy to do all the worst things; a black hired hand who gives the boy much of his education about life; the boy's friends, one of whom is a gun nut. There's cruelty to animals. There's curiosity about sex on the part of the boy and a 13-year-old girl.There's a strange, cruel, memorably-described freak show at the circus that recalls "The Circus of Dr Lao" (Charles G Finney, 1935). Some dangers on the farm appear but never quite lead anywhere; that's like life. I found out only recently that this book existed, and I read it in one night. I'm very glad that the author of "The Magic Christian" and the "Dr Strangelove" screenplay was able to write this honest memory of his early life just three years before he died.

  • This book is a rehash of the short stories published in "Red Dirt Marijuana and other tastes", which are more consise, better focused, and include some Reporting Mr. Southern did placing him a few years ahead of Hunter Thompson in the Gonzo Sweepstakes.