High Lonesome (Summary) by Barry Hannah



10 thoughts on “High Lonesome

  1. says:

    While trudging through a craggy cemetery in Oxford Mississippi a few weeks ago I realized I had forgotten to pick up some flowers a pretty ridiculous oversight on my part considering that delivery of said flowers had been the entire purpose of this trip to said cemetery I stopped underneath a tree to collect some trumpet flowers that had dr

  2. says:

    I often call Barry Hannah the greatest living writer and I stand by that statement I'll reluctantly grant there may be three or four valid arguments to the contrary his death in March 2010 being the least of them Shit man I can't review this guy's books They're my road maps I'm like one of those obsessive Jimmy Buffett or Grateful Dead or Star Trek or model train persons when it comes to Barry Hannah's work But maybe not I'm givin

  3. says:

    I think the language Hannah uses in the stories in this collection defies categorization It is certainly idiosyncratic way beyond anything else I’ve read this year It demands to be taken on its own terms Pops you out of the smooth flow that most prose strives for but if you give in to it it drags you deep deep and deeper There is no attempt here to write the way “one is supposed to write” although I won’t go as far as sayi

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    I pity the poor foreign fool tasked with trying to effectively translate this work; the unusual delivery and references will be difficult for a non English speaker let alone a non Southerner Although much admired and aplauded during his career especially for his short stories I can't say that I loved Hannah's selections that much Some stories were ok and he certainly opens vistas into the depravity of the re

  5. says:

    If I had as a contemporary of Vincent van Gogh stood in front of his Starry Night would I have recognized the genius in it I must in all fairness and guilt for not knowing try to acknowledge and promote the genius in Barry Hannah's writing All of these short stories seem to be dipped in that uality but my ability to appreciate all of these short stories is lacking Perhaps only three of the thirteen short stories here reach me in

  6. says:

    Not sure why I didn't have a rating for this one But here's a snippet of an review I wrote for it a few years back Hannah's latest High Lonesome reasserts him as a master of the short story The thirteen tragic and oddly f

  7. says:

    I'm not a book reviewer can't speak to the technicalities of good writing etc but I know what like and I like this man's work The stories in this one are on the dark side but humorous the characters memorable and there is a poinancy You'll laugh; you'll cry; you will say to yourself that there are no people like these peop

  8. says:

    Barry Hannah's stories careen across the page at breakneck speed This is a collection of violence a world of senselessness there is no center here to hold outside of Hannah's language There is devastation at every

  9. says:

    I did not enjoy it until the last three short stories one because I could understand them two they were not full of vulgarity three they made sense I will not read any of his other books or short story collections Also the author did not use many commas and fragmented sentences I did only fine one typographical error though

  10. says:

    We have dark humor unhinged narrators weird characters pure and grotesue beauty in these stories of loneliness and desperation Hannah's writing as always is searing and unrelenting Enthralling disturbing and creepily relatable

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High Lonesome is a darkly comic fiercely tragic and strikingly original odyssey into American life This collection by the author of Airships and Bats Out of Hell explores lost moments in time with intensity emotion and an eye to the past In Uncle High Lonesome a young man recalls his Uncle Peter whose even temper was marred o I often call Barry Hannah the greatest living writer and I stand by that statement I ll reluctantly grant there may be three or four valid arguments to the contrary his death in March 2010 being the least of them Shit man I can t review this guy s books They re my road maps I m like one of those obsessive Jimmy Buffett or Grateful Dead or Star Trek or model train persons when it comes to Barry Hannah s work But maybe not I m giving this one four stars instead of five for now Hannah has a sneaky and complex way of making you love his people despite and sometimes because of their negative traits prejudices and bad habits but his characters relentless misogyny in this collection of stories occasionally wore me down That s why I m docking it a star Still I have little use for political correctness especially in fiction so that star may come back when I revisit the book someday I m already reconsidering it I think he loves women even when his characters don t Hannah always gets a lot of credit for writing great sentences in sincere yet backhanded compliments that neglect the overall form and structure of his unconventional style Here are a lucky thirteen examples of his mastery of both the individual components and the whole shebang Two sentencesA year ago Walthall was in a college play a small atmospheric part but reuiring much dramatic amplitude even on the streets thereafter Walthall bought an ancient Jaguar sedan for nothing and when it ran smelling like Britain on the skids or the glove of a soiled duke Walthall sat in it aggressive in his leisure as he drove about subdivisions at night looking in windows for naked people Hers to Protect young man recalls his Uncle Peter whose even temper was marred o I often call Barry Hannah the greatest living writer and I stand by that statement I ll reluctantly grant there may be three or four valid arguments to the contrary his death in March 2010 being the least of them Shit man I can t review this guy s books They re my road maps I m like one of those obsessive Jimmy Buffett or Grateful Dead or Star Trek or model train persons when it comes to Barry Hannah s work But maybe not I m giving this one four stars instead of five for now Hannah has a sneaky and complex way of making Her Small-Town Hero you love his people despite and sometimes because of their negative traits prejudices and bad habits but his characters relentless misogyny in this collection of stories occasionally wore me down That s why I m docking it a star Still I have little use for political correctness especially in fiction so that star may come back when I revisit the book someday I m already reconsidering it I think he loves women even when his characters don t Hannah always gets a lot of credit for writing great sentences in sincere Red Tail (Travis Trilogy yet backhanded compliments that neglect the overall form and structure of his unconventional style Here are a lucky thirteen examples of his mastery of both the individual components and the whole shebang Two sentencesA Promises in Tumble Creek year ago Walthall was in a college play a small atmospheric part but reuiring much dramatic amplitude even on the streets thereafter Walthall bought an ancient Jaguar sedan for nothing and when it ran smelling like Britain on the skids or the glove of a soiled duke Walthall sat in it aggressive in his leisure as he drove about subdivisions at night looking in windows for naked people

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High Lonesome

Nly by his drinking binges which would unleash moments of rage hinting at his much deeper distress Fishing is transformed into a life altering almost mystical event in A Creature in the Bay of St Louis when a huge fish caught on a line threatens to pull a young boy and his entire world with him underwater and out to sea And i If I had as a contemporary of Vincent van Gogh stood in front of his Starry Night would I have recognized the genius in it I must in all fairness and guilt for not knowing try to acknowledge and promote the genius in Barry Hannah s writing All of these short stories seem to be dipped in that uality but my ability to appreciate all of these short stories is lacking Perhaps only three of the thirteen short stories here reach me in the way that was intended I will remain a fan of Hannah s writing just not this particular collection I suspect these stories reveal much about the artistwriters psyche his withdrawal into alcoholism his constant searching for his next woman or love interest his vulnerability and insecurities when sharing his art with the masses I m just too interested in what happens when an artist rises above all that I do highly recommend Ray as it was easily consumed and I still have Yonder Stands Your Orphan on my shelves to read I will continue to pursue his other works even if they make me slightly uncomfortable in fact for the very reason that they do Let Sleeping Dogs Lie young boy and his entire world with him underwater and out to sea And i If I had as a contemporary of Vincent van Gogh stood in front of his Starry Night would I have recognized the genius in it I must in all fairness and guilt for not knowing try to acknowledge and promote the genius in Barry Hannah s writing All of these short stories seem to be dipped in that uality but my ability to appreciate all of these short stories is lacking Perhaps only three of the thirteen short stories here reach me in the way that was intended I will remain a fan of Hannah s writing just not this particular collection I suspect these stories reveal much about the artistwriters psyche his withdrawal into alcoholism his constant searching for his next woman or love interest his vulnerability and insecurities when sharing his art with the masses I m just too interested in what happens when an artist rises above all that I do highly recommend Ray as it was easily consumed and I still have Yonder Stands Your Orphan on my shelves to read I will continue to pursue his other works even if they make me slightly uncomfortable in fact for the very reason that they do

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N Snerd and Niggero a deep friendship between two men is inspired by the loss of a woman they both loved a woman who was mistress to one and wife to the other Viewed through memory and time's distance Hannah's characters are brightly illuminated figures from a lost time whose occassionally bleak lives are still uncommonly tru Barry Hannah s stories careen across the page at breakneck speed This is a collection of violence a world of senselessness there is no center here to hold outside of Hannah s language There is devastation at every turn but never do we take a lingering eye the currents run under and keep us moving almost drowning Many of these stories I would give five stars to Get Some Young The Agony of T Bandini Two Gone Over but the collection loses me when Hannah takes a parabolic tack A Creature in the Bay of At Louis Snerd and Niggero or when his dense language becomes overly opaue in service of new structures Repulsed