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Collection Number: 05282

Collection Title: Larry Brown Drafts of Joe: A Novel, 1991

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2 items)
Abstract Larry Brown was born in 1951 in Oxford, Miss. He briefly attended the University of Mississippi, but did not graduate. Brown served in the United States Marine Corps, 1970-1972, then worked as a firefighter for the Oxford Fire Department, 1973-1990. While a firefighter, Brown began to write fiction. His first book was Facing the Music (1988), a collection of short stories, and his first novel was Dirty Work (1989). Other novels include Big Bad Love (1990), Joe: A Novel (1991), Father and Son (1996), and Fay (2000). He twice won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Brown died in Oxford in 2004. The collection includes two typewritten manuscripts of the novel Joe: A Novel by Larry Brown. The first manuscript is an early typed draft (284 pages) with some handwritten corrections. The second manuscript is a final typed draft (413 pages ), the first page of which contains a dedication to Jake Mills.
Creator Brown, Larry, 1951 July 9-
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Larry Brown Manuscripts #5282, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jerry L. Mills in July 2006 (Acc. 100450).
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Larry Brown was born on 9 July 1951 in Oxford, Miss. He briefly attended the University of Mississippi, but did not graduate. Brown served in the United States Marine Corps, 1970-1972, then worked as a firefighter for the Oxford Fire Department, 1973-1990. While a firefighter, Brown began to write fiction. His first book was Facing the Music (1988), a collection of short stories, and his first novel was Dirty Work (1989). Other novels include Big Bad Love (1990), Joe: A Novel (1991), Father and Son (1996), and Fay (2000). He twice won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Brown died in Oxford on 24 November 2004.

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The collection includes two typewritten manuscripts of the novel Joe: A Novel by Oxford, Miss., author Larry Brown. The first manuscript is an early typed draft (284 pages) with some handwritten corrections. The second manuscript is a final typed draft (413 pages ), the first page of which contains a dedication to Jake Mills.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jesse Brown, August 2006

Encoded by: Jesse Brown, August 2006

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