Gus Blaisdell Collected

Gus Blaisdell Collected

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From the moment he arrived in New Mexico in 1964, Gus Blaisdell (1935a€“2003) was a legendary presence. Famous in Albuquerque as a writer, teacher, publisher, editor, and especially as the proprietor of the Living Batch bookstore, Blaisdell was also a brilliant critic whose essays influenced readers throughout the country and across the Atlantic. This long-awaited collection of Blaisdella€™s critical writings includes essays on literature, art, and film, along with moving tributes by some of the distinguished writers who numbered Blaisdell among their friends. Introductory essays by philosopher Stanley Cavell and literary critic David Morris join colleague Ira Jaffea€™s poignant memoir to provide perspectives on the man by friends who knew him well. Glimpses of Blaisdella€™s vivid personality can be had from the many photographs included, and the diligently researched chronology compiled by Nicole Blaisdell Ivey tracks the course of her fathera€™s complicated life.Out there above always feels like ahead, the horizon standing straight up in front of you, real washed out most of the time like the huge, ... All I want to do is park in that big old passion pit, eat hot buttered popcorn and drink lots of cold cokes, and make out in the back with Kit ... awaya€”and the soundtrack of it, all we get to know about whata#39;s been happening, coming over the radio, interrupting the music.

Title:Gus Blaisdell Collected
Author:Gus Blaisdell, William Peterson, Nicole Blaisdell Ivey
Publisher:UNM Press - 2012


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