Heinemann, Larry

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Let’s begin with the first clean fact, James: This ain’t no war story. War stories are out–one, two, three, and a heave-ho, into the lake you go with all the other alewife scum and foamy harbor scum. But isn’t it a pity. All those crinkly, soggy sorts of laid-by tellings crowded together as thick and pitiful as street cobbles, floating mushy bellies up, like so much moldy shag rug…

– Larry Heinemann, “Paco’s Story”

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Read this interview with Larry Heinemann from Logos Journal:

Larry Heinemann in Conversation with Kurt Jacobsen–Logos Winter 2003

arry Heinemann is a stocky 5’10” with graying beard and twinkling eyes. He is a lifelong and steadfast Chicagoan (four generations in the same Northside neighborhood; five, he points out, if you count his son) who was drafted into the Army in 1966.

Listen to Larry Heinemann speak and read from his work at Writers in Performance:

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