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The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake Breece D J Pancake cut short a remarkably promising writing career when he took his own life inat the age ofInLittle, Brown and Company s posthumous publication of this book electrified the literary world with a force that still resounds across two decades A collection of stories that depict the world of Pancake s native rural West Virginia with astonishing power and grace, The Stories of Breece D J Pancake has remained continuously in print and is a perennial favorite among aspiring writers, participants in creative writing programs, and students of contemporary American fiction Trilobites , the first of Pancake s stories to be published in The Atlantic, elicited an extraordinary immediate response from readers and continues to be widely anthologized

10 thoughts on “The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

  1. Melanie Melanie says:

    These 12 stories silenced the general clamour I carry around with me Few experiences can render me peaceable sated, but with Breece D J Pancake, this guy just surrenders everything, he is authentic, and as John Casey mentions, Breece absorbs, learns ages everything he welcomes While he lived Receiving

  2. Jacob Jacob says:

    February 2009This was a difficult one to review objectively After all, to read Breece D J Pancake is to know Breece D J Pancake, and to know about him is to know about his death A self inflicted shotgun blast to the head at age 26, and these twelve stories the only works he left how can you ignore that

  3. Nat K Nat K says:

    A solid 3.5 s for me.Stark There is nothing uplifting about these stories Reading them had me feeling raw The characters aren t particularly likeable Whether they re trying to escape where they live, or end up returning, there is an overall sense of dissatisfaction among them.But oh, the writing It draw

  4. Diane Barnes Diane Barnes says:

    Just 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 The writing was brilliant, and I have a sense that there was a part of Pancake in every one of these stories, he knows his people and his territory well He committed suicide at the age of 26, and his depressive personality is on view in all of these stories Not a one of the

  5. Teresa Teresa says:

    I m struggling with this review, just as I struggled with these stories not because they re difficult, despite the instances of jargon that aren t always clear from the context and that I came to feel were too inclusive but because most of the stories left me lukewarm The descriptive language and some obs

  6. Ian Ian says:

    I m normally a fast reader, and the first story in this collection straight away got my attention and caused me to read on quickly On reaching the end, I had the distinct feeling I had missed something, and I went back and read it again, taking my time a bitThat s one of the features of this collection The

  7. Bridget Hoida Bridget Hoida says:

    Ever buy a book for the poem on the first, unnumbered, page because the poem is so spot on you can hardly stand it And you didn t have a pen or a big enough scrap of paper or the time to kneel in the aisle of the store and scribble the first line and maybe perhaps the author And although Professor Dane taug

  8. Kirk Smith Kirk Smith says:

    My Thanks must go first to Melanie for suggesting this amazing book Thank you for sharing this The image of a fox on the cover was very misleading as I might have expected peaceful nature stories A poor assumption, these stories are dark, violent, challenging, hopeful, tragic and just so damned good that I c

  9. WILLIAM2 WILLIAM2 says:

    Staggeringly brilliant stories on a level of achievement with Raymond Carver Staggeringly brilliant stories on a level of achievement with Raymond Carver

  10. James Barker James Barker says:

    April 2016 update had to raise this from 4.5 to 5 as the feeling I got from reading the work is so raw, it s really hanging around.This impressive debut collection is perhaps givenweight by the fact that the writer killed himself in his mid twenties, making this his one and only published work Mr Pancake s sho

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