Morning Crafts #2020

Morning Crafts By Tito Perdue Morning Crafts Thirteen year old Leland Pefley was minding his own business enjoying a day s fishing near his father s farm in Tennessee when the odd well dressed and well spoken man from the city appeared invit
  • Title: Morning Crafts
  • Author: Tito Perdue
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  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Morning Crafts By Tito Perdue Thirteen year old Leland Pefley was minding his own business, enjoying a day s fishing near his father s farm in Tennessee, when the odd, well dressed and well spoken man from the city appeared, inviting Lee to accompany him to a interesting place Out of curiosity, Lee followed him, and found himself hustled off to a strange, rustic academy in the wilderness with a gThirteen year old Leland Pefley was minding his own business, enjoying a day s fishing near his father s farm in Tennessee, when the odd, well dressed and well spoken man from the city appeared, inviting Lee to accompany him to a interesting place Out of curiosity, Lee followed him, and found himself hustled off to a strange, rustic academy in the wilderness with a group of other boys, all of whom had been semi abducted as he himself had been None of them knew why they were there Some believed they had been brought there to be murdered, or worse The Academy, it turned out, is an actual school, run by eccentric, curmudgeonly teachers obsessed with training an elite band of boys who will grow up with a passion to preserve some vestige of genuine culture amidst the tide of democratic, egalitarian degeneracy which they see ruining the modern world To this end, the boys heads are stuffed, day in and day out, with mathematics, Ancient Greek and classical music, among other subjects Rankling at first under the teachers bizarre, authoritarian methods, Lee sticks around, knowing that he can slip away at any time he wants But, for some reason, he doesn t, and before long, he finds that his teachers are starting to make quite a lot of sense Tito Perdue was born in 1938 in Chile, the son of an electrical engineer from Alabama who was working there at the time The family returned to Alabama in 1941, where Tito graduated from the Indian Springs School, a private academy near Birmingham, in 1956 He then attended Antioch College in Ohio for a year, before being expelled for cohabitating with a female student, Judy Clark In 1957, they were married, and remain so today He graduated from the University of Texas in 1961, and spent some time working in New York City, an experience which garnered him his life long hatred of urban life After holding positions at various university libraries, Tito has devoted himself full time to writing since 1983 This is his seventh novel to be published to date, many of which deal with the life and times of Leland Pefley His first novel, 1991 s Lee, received favorable reviews in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Reader and The New England Review of Books His other novels have been praised in Chronicles A Magazine of American Culture, The Quarterly Review and The Occidental Observer.
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      Tito Perdue was born in 1938 in Chile, South America where his father, an Alabama native, was employed as an electrical engineer with the Braden Copper Company Returning to the United States in 1941, his family settled in Anniston, Alabama, remaining there until his father s employer relocated to St Louis in 1955 In 1956 Tito graduated from Indian Springs School, a private academy located south of Birmingham, and was admitted to Antioch College in Ohio, an institution from which he was expelled in 1957 for having cohabited off campus with the former Judy Clark, also an Antioch student They were married later that year, both at age 18, and are together still This year at college is the subject of The Sweet Scented Manuscript, published in 2004 by Baskerville Publishers Tito attended the University of Texas in 1957 59 and 1960 61, receiving the B.A at the end of that period His daughter Melanie was born in January 1959, in Austin, Texas During 1959 60, he worked as an assistant bookkeeper in the financial district of New York City He returned to New York after graduation from the University of Texas and was employed for one year as an insurance underwriter, an experience lovingly described in his novel The New Austerities published in 1994 to very good reviews Tito was employed by the University of Iowa Libraries in 1968 70, and then began work as The Social Sciences Bibliographer at Iowa State University, a position held for ten years ending in 1980 He then became Assistant Director of the State University of New York at Binghamton Library and left in 1982 to become Associate Director of Emory University Library He was discharged from that position in early 1983 as a result of policy disagreements and opted to devote himself full time thereafter to novel writing In 1991 Tito s first published novel Lee was issued by Four Walls Eight Windows, a small press in New York City The book received favorable reviews in The New York Times and elsewhere, being declared spellbinding by The New England Review of Books and a stunning debut by The Los Angeles Reader Among negative reviews, Publishers Weekly exposed the book as the work of a reactionary snob and revealed that it sinks under the weight of its own pretensions In 1994 his somewhat experimental Opportunities in Alabama Agriculture was published, a story based upon the history of his forebears on his mother s side Extremely favorable and extended reviews were provided by Thomas Fleming, editor of Chronicles a Magazine of American Culture, and by columnist Jim Knipfel of The New York Press In 2007 a paperback edition of Lee was issued by Overlook Press Tito s most recent novel, Fields of Asphodel also appeared in 2007 from the same publisher Tito determined to become a writer as a result of having read the novels of Thomas Wolfe when he was an adolescent Since that time he has been writing, or preparing to write or resuscitating , for a period of about fifty years Depending upon the weather and the day of the week, Tito admires Orwell, Faulkner, Dostoevsky, Hardy and the nearly forgotten Ladislas Reymont Among current American authors, he prefers Larry Brown, William Gay, and Cormac McCarthy Tito s taste in music runs to Wagner and Mahler.

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