Jack Ruby and the Origins of the Avant-Garde in Dallas: And Other Stories (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
Jack Ruby and the Origins of the Avant-Garde in Dallas: And Other Stories Cover Image
By Robert Trammell, David Searcy (Afterword by)
List Price: $16.95
Our Price: $13.56
(Save: $3.39 20%)
In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Cambridge Edition
3 on hand, as of Jan 21 11:19pm
(995 STAFF PICKS)
Boston Edition
2 on hand, as of Jan 21 9:20pm
(995 STAFF PICKS)

Staff Reviews


A story collection that questions how stories work. A story collection that questions if stories work. But for all the loud and quiet weirdness of the book, for all the winding paths and experiments with narrative, this is a profoundly human book. Trammell cares about the low lifes & beat downs that fill this book, and makes sure you care about them too.

Josh

— From Jack Ruby and the Origins of the Avant-Garde in Dallas

Description


What really (might have) happened when Jack Ruby, nightclub owner, brass knuckle-slinger, and inveterate fan of Corbusier, decided to kill the killer of JFK? In this first-ever trade publication of Bob Trammell's work, Jack Ruby mythos loops between fact, fiction, and spectacle to satirize Dallas' place on the world stage. Jack Ruby & The Origins of the Avant-Garde in Dallas caricaturizes everyone from Bob Thornton to Joseph Beuys; fodder for JFK conspiracy theorists, innuendo-readers, ingenious speculators, and pursuers of The Truth About Dallas At Large.

With an introduction by Ben Fountain and afterword by David Searcy, this volume also includes Trammell's "Quiet Man" story cycle from over the course of his long, countercultural writing career, lamenting a generation that lost much by embarking on a search for themselves in a city--and world--unwilling to support its brightest artists.

About the Author


Robert Trammell, author of numerous books of poetry and stories, was a legendary underground writer in Dallas, and founded the literary nonprofit WordSpace.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781646050499
ISBN-10: 1646050495
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publication Date: December 7th, 2021
Pages: 308
Language: English