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09 December 2006

AddAll Search on Brad Vice's The Bear Bryant Funeral Train

A controversial book. Accusations of plagiarism. The vultures are circling over a tiny speck on the landscape of US publishing. The book is pulped but has the carnage only started? It must be over when the vultures head off in search of fresher game.

But coming in low and fast, leaner carnivores start buzzing the scene in ever tighter circles. You can spot the letters UB & RBC** emblazoned on the undersides of their buff wings, so they must be a new life form, some mechanical monster only camouflaged to look natural.

The more apt metaphor we are more familiar with than with the one I painted above is found in the phrase "there is no bad news in Rock N Roll." . . not a metaphor at all.

I decided to use that box pasted above all the CPE posts to see if there were any copies of Brad Vice's The Bear Bryant Funeral Train that survived the pulping by the U of Georgia publishers. My question was "How many and for How Much are they going for on the used book rare book marketplace.

Though blogaulaire would prefer that you practice running the AddAll search box yourself from the blog by inputting title and author on your own, the title of this post is also a link to the the page of results that AddAll gave today (it will not necessarily be the same tomorrow if the item sells well).

Here is a summary plus two copies of two book descriptions from that results page:

16 titles offered up for sale and the prices run from US $11.50 to $450

University of Georgia Press 2005 First edition. Hard cover Fine in fine dust jacket. Great shape, like new, never read. Rare copy of controversial book. Most copies destroyed by publisher due to plagiarism controversy. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 170 p. Flannery O"Connor Award for Short Fictio. Audience: General/trade.


Athens - The University of Georgia 2005 . 1st edition . Fine / fine . Hardback. The controversial Flannery Connor Award winning collection of stories. This title had to be withdrawn from sale and pulped following accusations that the author had plaigerised extensively from a much earlier book, Carl Cramer`s Stars Fell On Alabama. Consequently only a handful of copies have come onto the market - one copy realizing $ 900. This copy is in a perfect as new and unread condition. Scarce. ISBN 8203 2745 X Athens - The University of Georgia 2005 82032745X1 GB


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