Hypocritic Days & Other Tales

Hypocritic Days & Other Tales Douglas Woolf Was A Writer S Writer His Tales Of Serene Down And Outers, Belated Frontiersmen, And Cross Country Spiritual Seekers Were Much Admired By Fellow Artists Ed Dorn, Robert Creeley, Jonathan Williams, And Paul Mazursky He Was So Gentle, Wrote Creeley Shortly After Woolf S Death In , So Particular To The Ways People Live Together It Is In His Intimate Focus, In The Unobtrusive Detailing Of Gesture, Conversation, Place, That His Genius Is Clear Woolf S Quiet Genius Is On Display In Each Of The Twenty Seven Short Stories In Hypocritic Days, A Career Spanning Collection Edited By His Literary Executor, Sandra Braman Take The Title Story, For Instance It S A Kind Of Improvised, Laurel And Hardy Dance Between A Washed Up Saratoga Horse Jockey And His Large, Slow, Uncommunicative Son, Both Characters Stepping Lightly, In Tandem, As They Negotiate The Boy S Awkward Passage From Teenager To Young Man Or Bank Day, In Which Woolf Tenderly Depicts An Impoverished Young Couple Expecting Their First Child, Full Of Hopeful, High Minded Plans For The Future Even Though They Subsist On A Diet Of Cat Food And Cold Coffee None Of His Characters Ever Lose Hope, Despite The Horrors And Despairs Surrounding Them, And Not Because They Are Fools But Because, In The Words Of Robert Creeley, They Have The Talent, And The Pleasure, Of Making In This World A Place Of Their Own

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Hypocritic Days & Other Tales
  • Douglas Woolf
  • English
  • 01 February 2018
  • 9780876859131

15 thoughts on “Hypocritic Days & Other Tales

  1. says:

    A collection of Douglas Woolf s shorter fiction, including some that were published in now hard to find limited editions Hypocritic Days, Signs of a Migrant Worrier, Had, and Spring of the Lamb plus his longer novel The Timing Chain Wonderful writing as is all of Douglas Woolf s work.

  2. says:

    Dreadful writing, simply dreadful Of him, Publishers Weekly wrote Woolf can make a story out of nothing, then take it nowhere I quite agree, but not in the complementary way they meant it Woolf s style of writing grates on me.

  3. says:

    lmao just lmao if the fiction of douglas woolf doesn t make you feel less alone in the world

  4. says:

    This book is almost unreadable To categorize Woolf as an author is a stretch which is probably why if you go to look up information on him on Goodreadsthere isn t any I haven t read much about the guy s background but the little I have gives a pretty good picture of a guy bumbling around the US making pit stops at this college or that to teach and write Perhaps he was a better teacher than a writer I stumbled across this book in a bargain bin at a used shop I frequent and took a chance because of the publisher, Black Sparrow, which also has the rights to a lot of the Bukowski canon, so I thought maybe there was something worthwhile within the thing Uhnope If this book comprises this guy s life work I m going to assume he had a day job because he didn t really right much If this is what made it to printI can only imagine how awful the stuff that didn t was The book is fairly chronologically laid out, moving from the 40s through the late 80s when mercifully, it stopped I ll say this there actually was a period of a few years during his career , post WW2, where it appeared the war experience has disillusioned or embittered him enough or effected him in some way, to the point where his stuff was at least coherent and not mired in weird metaphors, bizarre non sequiturs and flowery adjectavia dredged from the thesaurus 4th or 5th synonym for the common word These stories reminded me a little of John O Hara, if not a bit darker and bitterer I prayed he was evolving into something I might have true appreciation for at that point but nope, he recovered from his war experience and it was back to pointless linguistic gymnastics to camouflage the uninteresting story lines In fact I m not even sure some of the stories had a line The two novellas in here were the worst of all After one of them he thanks the support of his in laws during the writing of the thing I ll bet they were begging their daughter to look for someone who could at least pay the rent OK that s enough, the guy s relatives are going to sue me for slander if I keep on Note to wannabe authors if you can t write keep your talentlessness to yourself or the guy you re paying to tell you you re a genius in your creative writing seminar at the local community college on Wednesday evenings Woolf brings to mind a line penned on a dust jacket of a punk band I used to favor back in the early 80 s Flipper Somewhere written on their debut albums packaging was the line we suffered for our artnow it s your turn That pretty much sums up Woolf s approach here life is too short to spend reading this book fin

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