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Padgett Powell


USA flag (b.1952)

Padgett Powell is an American novelist in the Southern literary tradition. His debut novel, Edisto (1984), was nominated for the American Book Award and was excerpted in The New Yorker.Powell has been a writing professor at the University of Florida since 1984.
 
 
Novels
   Edisto (1984)
   A Woman Named Drown (1987)
   Edisto Revisited (1996)
   Mrs. Hollingsworth's Men (2000)
     aka Hologram
   The Interrogative Mood (2009)
   You & Me (2012)
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Collections
   Typical (1991)
   Aliens of Affection (1998)
   You & I (2011)
   Cries for Help, Various (2015)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Imperative Mood (2012)
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Non fiction
   Indigo (2021)
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Padgett Powell recommends
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Bubblegum (2020)
Adam Levin
"Levin is the new Mailer. Think The Naked and The Dead, remove World War II, insert the war we are in now; up the introspection, lower the Nobel posturing (Bubblegum!) and the pontificating of the self, keep the outsized ambition, make the damned book even larger. One wonders how the Mailer vacuum went empty this long. This is ambition and large-statement talent. The precision of the errancy is thrilling. This son of a bitch is perfect."
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Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever (2010)
Justin Taylor
"This is not quaint blue-collar realism but something entirely more honest. Thers is a debt paid to Donald Barthelme... and a strange undertow of Philip Roth, which makes for a new literrary beast."
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Venus Drive (2000)
Sam Lipsyte
"These are torqued-up, enthusiastically black-hearted stories by a grimly cheerful author. And the damned things are queerly rather loving and lovely as well."

Anthologies containing stories by Padgett Powell
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The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Garrison Keillor
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The Literary Ghost (1991)
Great Contemporary Ghost Stories
edited by
Larry Dark
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The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Richard Ford and Shannon Ravenel

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