Stay More: The World of Donald Harington

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Stay More: The World of Donald Harington

 
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In this feature-length documentary, Donald Harington, 'America's greatest unknown writer,' describes the origins of Stay More, the fictional Ozark village where he set his novels. Harington shares his childhood memories of the tiny town of Drakes Creek (the model for Stay More) and reflects on his troubled relationships with his parents and the devastating loss of his hearing at the age of 12. Harington also recounts the dubious joys of getting his early novels into print, with their sales never matching the favorable notices, blending these stories with the humorous perspectives on the writer's life (particularly the writerly penchant for liquor, religion, and sex). What emerges is a bittersweet portrait of an inspired but haunted artist, a writer deeply rooted in American folk traditions whose triumphs seemed always to be matched by deep disappointments, a novelist who not only blends comic relief into his tragedies but poignant 'tragic relief' into his comedies.

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Donald Douglas Harington was an American author. All but the first of his novels either take place in or have an important connection to Stay More, a fictional Ozark Mountains town based somewhat on Drakes Creek, Arkansas, where Harington spent summers as a child. Harington was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He lost nearly all of his hearing at age 12 due to meningitis. This did not prevent him from picking up and remembering the vocabulary and modes of expression among the Ozark denizens, nor in conducting his teaching career as an adult. Though he intended to be a novelist from a very early age, his course of study and his teaching career were in art and art history. He taught art history in New York, New England, and South Dakota before returning to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, his alma mater, where he taught for 22 years before his retirement on May 1, 2008. Entertainment Weekly called him America's greatest unknown writer. The novelist and critic Fred Chappell said of him, "Donald Harington isn't an unknown writer. He's an undiscovered continent." Harington died of pneumonia, after a long illness, in Springdale, AR on November 7, 2009.

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