For Tuesday, your only homework is listed as reading the introduction to Somebody Told Me by Rick Bragg and posting a class blog response.
Read that introduction, as well as the back of the book, the table of contents, and the blurb about the author. you might even read the first page of the first story: "Tried by Deadly Tornado..." What do you think of Bragg's writing style? What do you think is his philosophy of writing, or at least a tenet of it? This could be explicitly written in the introduction or just implied. Be specific, referring to sentences, phrases, or details that seem important to you. What writers does Bragg remind you of? What, if anything, feels old or new here?
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