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Antinous David & Jonathan (Paperback): Byron Herbert Reece, Alan Contreras, Fernando Pessoa Antinous David & Jonathan (Paperback)
Byron Herbert Reece, Alan Contreras, Fernando Pessoa
R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Hawk and the Sun (Hardcover): Byron Herbert Reece The Hawk and the Sun (Hardcover)
Byron Herbert Reece
R498 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R66 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Set in the small-town, pre-civil rights South, The Hawk and the Sun is the story of one day in the life of Dandelion, a physically impaired man who is the sole black resident in the town of Tilden.

Better a Dinner of Herbs (Hardcover): Byron Herbert Reece Better a Dinner of Herbs (Hardcover)
Byron Herbert Reece
R504 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R67 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Song of Joy (Hardcover): Byron Herbert Reece A Song of Joy (Hardcover)
Byron Herbert Reece
R467 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R62 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Song of Joy and Other Poems (Paperback): Byron Herbert Reece A Song of Joy and Other Poems (Paperback)
Byron Herbert Reece
R286 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bow Down in Jericho (Paperback): Byron Herbert Reece Bow Down in Jericho (Paperback)
Byron Herbert Reece
R309 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R41 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Hawk and the Sun (Paperback): Byron Herbert Reece The Hawk and the Sun (Paperback)
Byron Herbert Reece; Foreword by Hugh Ruppersburg
R628 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R123 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Set in the small-town, pre-civil rights South, The Hawk and the Sun is the story of one day in the life of Dandelion, a physically impaired man who is the sole black resident in the town of Tilden. Years before, the birth of a mixed-race child to a white prostitute had precipitated an outpouring of hatred against Tilden's black citizens, all of whom but Dandelion had been driven from town. In this atmosphere of smoldering self-righteousness, Dandelion survives on handouts and what little he can earn from odd jobs. Finally, the town turns against him as well. Seen hurrying from the house of the neurotic Miss Ella as her screams fill the air of an August morning, Dandelion is apprehended and falsely accused of rape. Before the day's end, he is tortured and lynched. In his rendering of Dandelion, of those who murdered him, of those who looked the other way, and of the lone white man who stood futilely against the mob, Byron Herbert Reece brings his readers face to face with the horrifying spectacle of collective fear and racism.

Bow down in Jericho (Hardcover): Byron Herbert Reece Bow down in Jericho (Hardcover)
Byron Herbert Reece
R492 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R67 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fable in the Blood - The Selected Poems of Byron Herbert Reece (Paperback): Byron Herbert Reece Fable in the Blood - The Selected Poems of Byron Herbert Reece (Paperback)
Byron Herbert Reece; Edited by Jim Clark
R386 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R69 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Collected here are poems by one of Georgia's most intriguing and talented poets of the twentieth century. Byron Herbert Reece was born in Union County, Georgia, in 1917 and authored four volumes of poems and two novels during his short lifetime. Until now, many of his poems, originally published in the 1940s and 1950s, have been out of print. Reece, who faithfully assumed responsibility for his family's farm when his parents became ill, was never a poet of the academic ivory tower. Indeed, he rebelled against the rising New Criticism associated with the Vanderbilt Fugitives, the elite of southern poetry at that time. Reece's work reflects both the devastating impact of his parents' death from tuberculosis and his own affliction with the disease, which caused him to distance himself from others: ""A solitary thing am I / Upon the roads of rust and flame / That thin at sunset to the air."" Reece was also preoccupied with his ambivalence toward the farm, which sustained his solitude yet took time away from his writing: ""In the far, dark woods go roving / And find there to match your mood / A kindred spirit moving / Where the wild winds blow in the wood."" Reece's poetry is resonant and contemplative, and Jim Clark has included here works that speak for the true grace of Reece's talent. In addition, Clark's attentive introduction should bring increased interest to this notable southern poet.

The Selected Poems of Byron Herbert Reece (Hardcover): Byron Herbert Reece The Selected Poems of Byron Herbert Reece (Hardcover)
Byron Herbert Reece; Volume editing by Jim Clark
R688 R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Save R48 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A generous selection of poems by a unique and influential twentieth-century Georgia poet; Collected here are poems by one of Georgia's most intriguing and talented poets of the twentieth century. Byron Herbert Reece was born in Union County, Georgia, in 1917 and authored four volumes of poems and two novels during his short lifetime. Until now, many of his poems, originally published in the 1940s and 1950s, have been out of print. Reece, who faithfully assumed responsibility for his family's farm when his parents became ill, was never a poet of the academic ivory tower. Indeed, he rebelled against the rising New Criticism associated with the Vanderbilt Fugitives, the elite of southern poetry at that time. Reece's work reflects both the devastating impact of his parents' death from tuberculosis and his own affliction with the disease, which caused him to distance himself from others: ""A solitary thing am I/Upon the roads of rust and flame/That thin at sunset to the air."" Reece was also preoccupied with his ambivalence toward the farm, which sustained his solitude yet took time away from his writing: ""In the far, dark woods go roving/And find there to match your mood/A kindred spirit moving/Where the wild winds blow in the wood."" Reece's poetry is resonant and contemplative, and Jim Clark has included here works that speak for the true grace of Reece's talent. In addition, Clark's attentive introduction should bring increased interest to this notable southern poet.

Better a Dinner of Herbs (Paperback, New edition): Byron Herbert Reece Better a Dinner of Herbs (Paperback, New edition)
Byron Herbert Reece
R630 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1950, "Better a Dinner of Herbs" is a compellingly dramatic tale of twisted, often violent human relationships. Taking its title from a biblical passage dealing with the power of love and hate within a household, the novel counterbalances its grim narrative with a poetic prose that evokes a reverence for the rhythm of the seasons and the continuity of life.

Byron Herbert Reece situates the story in the isolated hills of the agrarian South where he spent most of his life, but it could have occurred in any rural setting at any time. An unmarried girl dies in childbirth. Her brother, swearing revenge on the father of the child, sells the family farm and turns toward the open world with his nephew. In search of a wife and a different livelihood, he chances to encounter his enemy. An intentional act of brutality symbolizes an end to his passion and summons him again away from all that he cherishes.

Born at the foot of Blood Mountain in north Georgia and reared in the isolated mountain area near Blairsville, Byron Herbert Reece (1917-1958) was the author of four volumes of poetry and two novels that are tied deeply to the spirit and traditions of Appalachia. Journalist Bill Shipp has called Reece "perhaps the greatest balladeer of the Appalachians." His first volume of poems was published in 1945 to wide critical acclaim, and the publication of his remaining work brought him recognition far beyond north Georgia.

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