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The Redneck Way of Knowledge

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This intoxicating book by the author of The Revolution of Little Girls combines autobiography, reporting, and the dressed-up lies we call fiction. An underground classic since its initial publication, it is the wildly funny personal testament of Blanche McCrary Boyd, sixties radical and born-againA Southerner, a lesbian with an un-P.C. passion for skydiving and stock-car racing, a graduate of Esalen and kundalini yoga who now takes her altered states "raw, like oysters."

The Redneck Way of Knowledge is about family reunions and kamikaze love affairs. It is about crashing an arts festival with two precociously decayed Charleston aristocrats and watching the Pope deliver Communion at Yankee Stadium. It is about the selves we try on and slough off on the way to becoming who we are. Throughout, Blanche Boyd travels the expressway between the realm of the senses and the state of grace, and reports on the journey in prose that combines riotous humor, diamond-hard intelligence, and savage lyricism.

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Hardback Editions

June 1982 : USA Hardback

Title: Redneck Way of Knowledge
Author(s): Blanche McCrary Boyd
ISBN: 0-394-51050-X / 978-0-394-51050-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 1995 : USA Paperback

Title: The Redneck Way of Knowledge
Author(s): Blanche McCary Boyd
ISBN: 0-679-75767-8 / 978-0-679-75767-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1983 : UK Paperback

Title: Title: Redneck Way of Knowing
Author(s): Blanche McCrary Boyd
ISBN: 0-14-006725-6 / 978-0-14-006725-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales
Author(s): Blanche McCary Boyd
Publisher: Vintage
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