The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. This intoxicating book by the author of The Revolution of Little Girls combines autobiography, reporting, and the dressed-up lies we call fiction. An underground classic since its initial publication, it is the wildly funny personal testament of Blanche McCrary Boyd, sixties radical and born-again Southerner, a lesbian with an un-P.C. passion for skydiving and stock-car racing, a graduate of Esalen and kundalini yoga who now takes her altered states raw, like oysters. The Redneck Way of Knowledge is about family reunions and kamikaze love affairs. It is about crashing an arts festival with two precociously decayed Charleston aristocrats and watching the Pope deliver Communion at Yankee Stadium. It is about the selves we try on and slough off on the way to becoming who we are. Throughout, Blanche Boyd travels the expressway between the realm of the senses and the state of grace, and reports on the journey in prose that combines riotous humor, diamond-hard intelligence, and savage lyricism.

Title: The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales

Author: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Categories: Biography, Signed, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

ISBN Number: 039451050X

ISBN Number 13: 9780394510507

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271007

Keywords: BLANCHE MCCRARY BOYD BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY,