Empty Bed Blues

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University of Missouri Press, 2006 - Fiction - 179 pages
"Garrett 's eighth collection of short fiction includes fifteen stories that blend fact and fiction, comedy and pathos, and the voices of diverse characters while focusing on the themes of love and death as well as the complexities of human relations"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
1 Feeling GoodFeeling Fine
2
2 A Story Goes with It
6
3 A SHORT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR
50
4 THE MISERY AND THE GLORY OF TEXAS PETE
57
5 TANKS
61
6 EMPTY BED BLUES
69
7 GHOST ME WHAT S HOLY NOW
83
8 Spilling the Beans
105
9 Pornographers
117
10 With My BodyI Thee Worship
124
11 HEROES
147
12 A PERFECT STRANGER
155
13 GATOR BAIT
164
EPILOGUE
177
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Author George P. Garrett was born in Orlando, Florida on June 11, 1929. He received a B. A. (1952), M.A. (1956), and a Ph.D. (1985) from Princeton University. He has written short story collections, poetry, plays, novels, screenplays and a biography of James Jones. In 1962, Garrett moved to Charlottesville to begin his job as a member of the English department at the University of Virginia, where he remained until 1968. He also taught at other universities including Princeton University and the University of Michigan. He returned to the University of Virginia in 1984 as the Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing. He retired from teaching in 2000 and was poet laureate of Virginia from 2002 to 2004. His large body of work includes writing the widely known Elizabethan Trilogy Death of the Fox, The Succession, and Entered from the Sun; the collected stories An Evening Performance; the book of poetry Days of Our Lives Lie in Fragments: New and Old Poems 1957-1997; the collection of stories, essays, and anecdotes Bad Man Blues as well as the screenplays for The Young Lovers and The Playground. Garrett has also received numerous honors, some of which include the Aiken-Taylor Award in Poetry, 1999; the Hollins College Medal, 1992; the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Story, 1990; the T.S. Eliot Award of Ingersoll Foundation, 1989; the Award of American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1985 and the Rome Prize of The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1959. He died from cancer on May 26, 2008.

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