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by Barry GIFFORD

  • Author: Barry GIFFORD
  • ISBN: 0006545955
  • ISBN13: 978-0006545958
  • ePub: 1266 kb | FB2: 1326 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Grove Press; First edition (1992)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 631
  • Format: lrf doc lit azw
Night People (Flamingo Original) ePub download

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Night People is a wonderful book in many ways, but here are three things I learned from Barry Gifford about the art of naming. A colorful name, like a good hook, makes us want to know more. Therefore the sensible thing to do is not take it seriously. Just read it and have a good time. One person found this helpful.

Barry Gifford (born October 18, 1946) is an American author, poet, and screenwriter known for his distinctive mix of American landscapes and prose influenced by film noir and Beat Generation writers. Gifford is best known for his series of novels about Sailor and Lula, two star-crossed protagonists on a perpetual road trip

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Here’s the opening of Night People by Barry Gifford: Big Betty Stalcup kissed Miss Cutie Early on the right earlobe as Cutie drove, tickling her, causing her to swerve the black Dodge Monaco toward the right as she scratched her head. What’s in a name? Page after page of Night People, I marvelled at the names Barry Gifford came up for characters and places. Like the story he told, the names were over the top and at the same time a perfect distillation of each character.

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Barry Gifford is an American author, poet, and screenwriter known for his distinctive mix of American landscapes and film noir- and Beat d literary madness. He is best known for his. series of novels about Sailor and Lula, two sex-driven, star-crossed protagonists on the road.

As a character in Night People. Barry Gifford has been writing gritty, American tales for the past forty years. A subtle, impeccably rendered new novel from one of America's most distinctive writers

As a character in Night People. 546. Published: 2018. His novels, stories, poetry, and films have helped shape the American neo-noir genre. A subtle, impeccably rendered new novel from one of America's most distinctive writers. A woman and her young son are traveling together by car through the southern and midwestern United States in the mid-to-late 1950s. As the mother drives, she and the boy, Roy, talk about their lives, their disappointments, and their dreams.

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A novel based on a true story. A coming of age experience of a naive young man named Sali Hand from a small southern town built on textile mills. With his boyhood friend they unwittingly visit an isolated coastal city, fallen to decay, for a town ritual. Hidden under a canopy of old oak trees drapped in spanish moss the beauty of this old place immediately arrests Sali's imagination and wonderous curiosity, and his heart is intoxicated with his first love. Incidentally Sali will not return home, and consequently his friend's destiny will leave him in pieces to be found hidden throughout the grand park that is home to the blight after dark. With certainty a plague will soon seep in from the trees and began slowly distilling the life from Sali's new found friends casting him into a dark nightmare he may not escape. With the rising hot air the spanish moss sweeps gracefully in slow rhythm over the arms that have embraced a culture for hundreds of years. It will now set the town on fire with fear.
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Darkraven
Here's the opening of Night People by Barry Gifford:

"Big Betty Stalcup kissed Miss Cutie Early on the right earlob as Cutie drove, tickling her, causing her to swerve the black Dodge Monaco toward the right as she scratched her head."

What's in a name? Page after page of Night People, I marvelled at the names Barry Gifford came up for characters and places. Like the story he told, the names were over the top and at the same time a perfect distillation of each character. Night People is a wonderful book in many ways, but here are three things I learned from Barry Gifford about the art of naming.

A colorful name, like a good hook, makes us want to know more.

Who is Big Betty Stalcup? Cutie Early? Where are they going in the black Dodge Monaco? Big Betty Stalcup connotes a larger than life character and together with the name Cutie Early I am drawn into a larger than life story, possibly a satire, and I am pretty sure the story isn't going to be about the breakup of a married couple living in Connecticut.

A evocative name is itself a shorthand character description.

Like concrete, sensory description, a colorful name, tells us a lot using very little.
A good name suggests what the person looks like, his or her nationality, profession, and/or a key personality trait.

Here are some other character names in Night People:

Can you guess from the list below, who is a recent divorcee? A lawyer? A police deputy? What else might you surmise from the names?

Rollo Lamar
Big Betty Stalcup
Bobby Dean Baker
Ernesto and Dagoberto Reyes
Bosco Bruillard
Vernon Duke Douglas
Pearline Nail
Blackie Lala
DeLeon, Felda, Birdie, Dawn, Tequesta, Waldo
Feo Lengua
Mayo and Hilda Sapp
Desoto Sturgis

A well-chosen name can conjure a world into being.

Here are some names of places in Night People:

Fort Sumatra Detention Center for Wayward Women
The Saturn Bar
Swindle Ironworks
Alligator Point
Egypt City
Hernando Cortés Motor Court
Checkerboard Chuckie's Change of Heart Bar
Arabi
Little Saigon
Chalmette
Club Spasm
Jasper Pasco's Fishin' Pier and Grocery

Names locate us geographically and culturally. Think of the different street names in the places you've lived. Names go along way towards describing the setting in a story. You can also use the connotations associated with certain names to create an alternate fictional reality. For example, Egypt City to my knowledge, doesn't exist, but to me it connotes names like Memphis and Athens -- and helps me to imagine a city in the southern part of the U.S., probably somewhere between Louisiana and Florida. (especially when included with names like Alligator Point and Chalmette).

A well chosen name can hook the reader, evoke a character, conjure a world. As Barry Gifford writes "The world is really wild at heart and weird on top." (Wild at Heart: The Story of Sailor and Lula). The names, as well as Gifford's prose go a long way towards capturing that wild, weird, wondrous world. It's definitely a book worth reading.
huckman
More than any other writer I can think of, Barry Gifford understand the impact of the written word. He is able to create several memorable characters in just over two hundred pages, with chapters lasting no more than a few pages each. Ten years have passed since I first read this book, but its characters are still etched in my mind. In a perfect world Barry Gifford would be as famous as Elmore Leonard, instead Gifford is criminally underrated.

David Lynch was supposed to make a film adaptation of this book. Too bad he didn't. The book's twisty narrative would have revolutionized cinema as much as Pulp Fiction did.
Hulore
This book is a brilliant web of intertwining stories that left me wishing I could meet it's characters for coffee. Barry Gifford must be the best author in the world right now. His style is unmatched, and his subject matter is great. Gifford makes the strange commonplace while his characters try to tether themselves to reality. A beautiful book!
Thetalas
If there is one thing I love about Barry,it's his talent for creating original offbeat characters.This book is fun.It isn't meant to be taken too seriously.Therefore the sensible thing to do is not take it seriously.Just read it and have a good time.That's what I did.
Kerahuginn
Beyond any praise or any listing of characters, this novel has a certain gritty flavor that stays in your mouth (brain) for a long time.
Noir, beat, crime, love, dogmatic...A full metal jacket bullet shot rigth trough your left eye ball.
BeatHoWin
I love everything I have ever read by Gifford. This is a great little book that I read in one night because I could not put it down!
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