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Barry Gifford

Born: 18-Oct-1946
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wild at Heart

Father: Rudy Winston (abandoned family, d. 1958)
Wife: (two children)

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Author of books:
The Blood of the Parade and Other Poems (1967, poetry)
Coyote Tantras and Other Poems (1968, poetry)
A Boy's Novel (1973, novella)
My Mother's People (1976, memoir)
Persimmons: Poems for Paintings (1977, poetry)
Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac (1978, biography, with Lawrence Lee)
The Straight Man (1978, novel, as Kent Nelson)
Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves (1980, novel)
Port Tropique (1980, novel)
Beautiful Phantoms: Selected Poems, 1968-1980 (1981, poetry)
The Neighborhood of Baseball: A Personal History of the Chicago Cubs (1981)
Francis Goes to the Seashore (1982)
An Unfortunate Woman (1984, novel)
Saroyan: A Biography (1984, biography, with Lawrence Lee)
The Devil Thumbs a Ride & Other Unforgettable Films (1988)
A Day at the Races: The Education of a Racetracker (1988)
Ghosts No Horse Can Carry: Collected Poems, 1967-1987 (1989, poetry)
Wild at Heart: The Story of Sailor and Lula (1990, novel)
Sailor's Holiday: The Wild Life of Sailor & Lula (1991, novel)
New Mysteries of Paris (1991, short stories)
A Good Man to Know (1992)
Night People (1992, short stories)
Arise and Walk (1994, novel)
Baby Cat-Face (1995, novel)
Perdita Durango (1996, novel)
The Phantom Father: A Memoir (1997, memoir)
Bordertown (1998)
The Sinaloa Story (1998)
Wyoming (2000, novel)
My Last Martini (2000, short stories)
The Lost Christmas & Other Stories: A Holiday Trilogy (2001, short stories)
Out of the Past: Adventures in Film Noir (2001)
Replies to Wang Wei: Poems (2001, poetry)
American Falls: The Collected Short Stories (2002, short stories)
The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room: A Barry Gifford Reader (2003, anthology)
Do the Blind Dream? (2004, short stories)
Back in America: New Poems (2004, poetry)
The Stars Above Veracruz (2006, short stories)
Memories from a Sinking Ship (2007, novel)
The Cavalry Charges: Writings on Books, Film and Music (2007, essays)
The Imagination of the Heart (2009)

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