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New Stories

by Fielding Dawson

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Black Sparrow Press

ISBN: 978-0-87685-818-9
Pages: 160
Size: 6" x 9"
Published: May 1991
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Including photographs and collages by the author himself, a series of stories written by “beat-generation” author Fielding Dawson. Continued in his typical “stream-of-consciousness” style, The Trick is a wonderfully interesting read that appeals to fans of Kerouac and Ginsberg. The first line of the first story, "The Trick," relevant as the title of the collection reads: “The Trick to being intuitive is to catch the hunch, grab onto that little feeling, bring it up into consciousness and do what it says.”
Fielding Dawson

Fielding Dawson attended the famed Black Mountain College from 1949 to 1952, before settling in New York City where he became part of the Beat scene. Dawson is admired for his stream-of-consciousness style fiction with minimal punctuation, lax grammar, and naturalistic dialogue. Dawson wrote twenty-two books of short stories and memoirs, as well as a history of the Black Mountain College movement.

“Dawson’s ear for speech is im­peccable, but more startling is the way speech… is connected to thought, and how thought itself is formed in a seamless way in the author’s prose… [his] prose is complex, driven and quick, and the reader constantly feels he is en­countering the ruminations of the mind in ways he has never experienced before.” —New York Times Book Review

 “No writer moves more aptly, quickly, closely, in the tracking of human dimensions of feeling and relation.” —Robert Creeley