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Writing & Other Blood Sports Hardcover – May, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Dennis McMillan Publications; 1ST edition (May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939767341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939767342
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,723,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The late Charles Willeford may have been the last of the great pulp writers. For decades, he published newsstand paperbacks (complete with lurid covers) before finally achieving mainstream success in the 1980s with his Hoke Moseley series. Along with his fiction, Willeford turned out a steady stream of nonfiction: autobiography, criticism and reviews (he was the Miami Herald's mystery reviewer for many years), and musings on the craft of writing. This superb collection brings together a wide-ranging sampling of Willeford's nonfiction, along with a few appreciations of his work by other writers. Willeford was an American original, a self-taught writer who lived a vagabond's life in his early years and never lost his renegade streak. Whether he's celebrating John D. MacDonald or reflecting on the hats in his closet, Willeford brings an unbuttoned honesty and an unquenchable sense of black humor to everything he writes. If you only know the Hoke Moseley novels, read this collection and then search out Willeford's two volumes of autobiography and those superb pulp novels (Cockfighter is the best of the bunch). Willeford remains the uncut jewel of American hard-boiled writers. Bill Ott
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