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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Jerry Bumpus  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Mt. Vernon, Illinois

-- Jerry Bumpus on WorldCat --

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Titles At Your Library

ISBN: B000X2BU22

December. 1967

Bumpus, Jerry, Anaconda

Things in place
ISBN: 0914590146

Fiction Collective : distributed by G. Braziller. 1975

The Worms Are Singing
ISBN: 0912824220

Vagabond Pr. 1979

Special Offer: Stories
ISBN: 0914140086

Carpenter Pr. 1981

Book by Bumpus, Jerry

Heroes and Villains
ISBN: 0914590936

Fiction Collective 2. 1986

Nine stories deal with two roommates' intimate conversation, an explorer, school, security agents, escaped animals, gang violence, and holiday depression

The Happy Convent
ISBN: 0913204234

December Press. 1989

The Happy Convent is a novel about a dogpoet and what happens to him and to the narrator of what happens to him - who is also a writer. The action, which will rivet you to your chair or bed or wherever you sit or lie while reading, takes place in Canada... Riveting Canadian dogpoet action! (And in the end - not to give away too much - someone is somehow involved with the Nobel Prize. For literature!) Read The Happy Convent and be amused, bemused, beguiled, and riveted.

Dawn of the Flying Pigs
ISBN: 0914140167

Carpenter Pr. 1992

Bumpus, Jerry

Civilized Tribes: New and Selected Stories (Technology and the Environment (Paperback))
ISBN: 1884836089

University of Akron Press. 1995

In a career that spans more than twenty-five years, Jerry Bumpus has published nearly 120 stories in such notable magazines as Esquire, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. Now the most intense and original of his short fictions have been brought together in The Civilized Tribes: New and Selected Stories. Grounded in a world that is almost familiar, inhabited by people who are not quite ordinary, these eleven tales will take readers far south of the psychological comfort zone, into a borderland of dark sensibility, brilliant humor, and unsettling sex. Jerry Bumpus, saluted in the 1960s as the king of underground writers, emerged in the 1990s to the broader acclaim that his innovative work has long deserved. The Civilized Tribes: New and Selected Stories reveals Bumpus as the sole occupant of his own category in American fiction.



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