A Long Haired Handsome Jesus

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Title

A Long Haired Handsome Jesus

Creator

Michael Blankenburg

Abstract

A Long-Haired Handsome Jesus is a series of autobiographical vignettes about growing up in small town Texas with a colorful cast of characters, most of whom are family. Originally conceived in the early 90s during my first years as a high school English teacher, the project began as a storytelling playlist, late-night fodder for entertaining friends. From many a porch and pub, I had shared bits of these stories and heard the refrain: You’ve got to write these down. But I didn’t. Ultimately I found some of these stories (at least the more appropriate ones) sneaking into my classroom, particularly when teaching creative writing. Then it was my students saying, You’ve got write these down, Mr. B. Still, I hesitated. Coaching writing, evaluating and editing writing is–for me–a much easier task than the act of writing itself, especially when the topic is my self. Maybe I needed time and distance. Maybe I just wasn’t ready.

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Technique

Site internet

Forme éditoriale

Arborescence

Mécanisme

Écran

Modalité procédurale

Abonnement
Observation

Format

Texte

Forme littéraire

Chapitres
Nouvelle

Thématique

Famille
Enfance
Littérature américaine

Genre

Autobiographie
Autofiction

Place

États-Unis

Date

s.d.

Rights

© Michael Blankenburg

Language

Anglais

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