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Looking For Hogeye

Reed , Roy

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ISBN 10: 0938626620 / ISBN 13: 9780938626626
Published by The University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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As new . First Printing . SIGNED by Reed on the title page . After a career as national and foreign correspondent for The New York Times, this is Reed's account of life in Arkansas where he teaches journalism at the University of Arkansas and resides in Hogeye. Dust jacket is protected with a mylar cover . Bookseller Inventory # 000518

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Title: Looking For Hogeye

Publisher: The University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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In that always compelling yet simple style that has made Roy Reed one of the country’s foremost journalists, he shows us—as we share with him delightful moments and rich insights on the way to Hogeye—Southerners still different for being Southerners, and country Southerners who are even more so, pained by bruises and comforted by salves that are peculiarly their own.

“I hope that my city friends will not be upset to learn that this book is a little more sympathetic to the Arkansas hill people than it is to New Yorkers,” he says. “I have grown attached to cities over the years, but I am still, somewhere near my heart, a hillbilly. I have gone to a lot of trouble to remember that.”

This book is a special admission into those hills, to Vacation Bible School, tent meetings, sale barns, back roads and pool halls, to dog days in Hogeye.

To read Looking for Hogeye is to sit with Roy Reed on his wide front porch as he tells by the life he lives why, after Washington, London, and New York, he made his home in the north Arkansas hills, where he felt—as he puts it—”like Brer Rabbit reentering the briar patch.”

It is a visit not to be missed, and not to be forgotten.

About the Author:

Roy Reed is the author of Looking Back at the Arkansas Gazette, Faubus, and Looking for Hogeye, all from the University of Arkansas Press.

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