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Too Much Flesh and Jabez (American Literature) (Paperback)

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Coleman Dowell's "Southern Gothic" is a novel about sexual repression. Miss Ethel, a spinster school teacher, decides to write what she calls a "perverse tale" about one of her former students, a Kentucky farmer named Jim Cummins. Endowing him with unnaturally large genitals, she spins a tawdry tale of his frustrated relationship with his petite wife. Expressing all the bitterness of "an old woman's revenge," Miss Ethel's tale is nonetheless a sensitive depiction of rural life in the early years of World War II.

Dowell's masterful use of the tale-within-a-tale to explore psychological states makes "Too Much Flesh and Jabez" a memorable achievement.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780916583217
ISBN-10: 091658321X
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 1987
Pages: 151
Language: English
Series: American Literature
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