Many of Hannah's stories deal with failed, frustrated affairs between men and women. Rarely does sex have anything to do with love. More often sex is a transaction, an instinct, or bribe.
Love is frequently an uneasy combination of responsibility, guilt, and lust.
Friendship between men, although it too usually derives from interdependence, offers considerably greater promise in Hannah's work than relationships between men and women.
Violence is commonplace in these stories. Those that...
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Barry Hannah Biographies (2)
1,559 words, approx. 6 pages
Since 1972 Barry Hannah has published two novels and a prize-winning collection of short stories. His third novel, Ray, is scheduled for publication in fall 1980. While some stories and novel segments...
8,697 words, approx. 29 pages
As is probably the case with all twentieth-century writers of the American South who deal in quirky narratives replete with violence, Barry Hannah has had his share of encounters with critics and read...