The Effects of Larry Brown's Facing the Music on the Mind of the Reader

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Facing the Music by Larry Brown (1988) Larry Brown is a writer from Mississippi and his writings are more or less influenced by one the renowned writers William Faulkner. But in this paper we are not going to elaborate on the styles of narration, the comparison and contrast, of the two writers, but that we are going to analyze the idea behind Brown’s first literary achievement facing the Music (1988). This book is a collection of ten short stories. These ten short stories are nevertheless, short but their effect on the readers’ mind is in no sense short-termed. While reading the book one ought to think as to how could there be a relation and at the same time how come there is a relation that is so deep and sensing. The two extremes are depicted in his narration, the kind of yes and no, love and no love, attraction and no attraction, appeal and no appeal. The writer compels the readers to think twice before making a judgment about the behavior of characters. Here it seems that twice is also too less. While at one side Brown asserts through the patterned behavior of his characters that there is nothing in this world that is not sex oriented, yet there is a feeling that love is beyond the sexual urges of both men and women. If brown is confused, he lets the readers to be in a state of confusion too. Whether sex is essential for love between the two beings or sex is the secondary matter to deal with, and that love comes first. Now let us first discuss the basic anatomy of

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