• Title: Time Done Been Won't Be No More
  • Author: William Gay J.M. White
  • ISBN: 9780976520252
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Time Done Been Won t Be No More Time Done Been Won t Be No More Collected Prose by William Gay is a collection of short stories essays memoirs and an interview William Gay is well known for his fiction but he is also widely publis
    Time Done Been Won t Be No More Collected Prose by William Gay is a collection of short stories, essays, memoirs and an interview William Gay is well known for his fiction but he is also widely published with his essays, mostly dealing with music, and his memoirs This is the first collection that includes his nonfiction prose The elegant use of language that his readerTime Done Been Won t Be No More Collected Prose by William Gay is a collection of short stories, essays, memoirs and an interview William Gay is well known for his fiction but he is also widely published with his essays, mostly dealing with music, and his memoirs This is the first collection that includes his nonfiction prose The elegant use of language that his readers have come to expect is as evident in his collected prose as it is in his novels.

    One Reply to “Time Done Been Won't Be No More”

    1. I think William Gay at his best is William Gay talking about music, and William Gay using music to talk about every other thing. William Gay writing his way through Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music is the thing in my life I never knew I needed.For anyone who loves to hear Gay spin his yarns, the ones that aren’t fiction are just about every bit as good as the ones that are. Both are found here, and both are worth this rare book, where Gay himself belongs right alongside the sub [...]

    2. Worth every dollar just for the real nut-meat you have to crack the shell to get to: "The Man in the Attic", a fine piece with Bob Dylan lyrics reminding me how his words could apply to many of our lives- personally. So beautiful it stands both sides of the prose/poetry line. Throughout the ceremony of my first wedding the lyrics "If you don't think twice, it's alright!", kept repeating at least a dozen times in my head. I've learned to listen more to myself over the years, but as they say best [...]

    3. One of my favorite authors. If you like Cormac McCarthy's older (darker) stuff, you'll like William Gay. In this book, the pictures of his paintings, and his non-fiction essay on Harry Smith and the Smithsonian Folkways recordings was really educational and insightful for me.

    4. I've read all of Gay's published work now, and I've mostly found his novels extraordinarily well written, but overall derivative in story and plot. His short stories are where he shines, and I see now that it's not only those short pieces of fiction, but also his non-fiction that makes him worth reading. His short biographical works and music criticism are some of the best writing I've encountered, and his passion for both comes through with such quiet vigor that you can't help but become as ent [...]

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