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 Post subject: JF Powers is hilarious
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:59 pm 

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Location: Wisconsin
Religion: Roman Catholic
I picked up one of this books, "Prince of Darkness: And Other Stories". It's a book full of a bunch of short stories that he has written for some newspapers.

I had read time and time again (while researching the guy) that the reason he isn't known as well now is that his work lacked a timeless feel because of his subject matter: the clergy.
I had read praises of Powers from many other authors... one being Evelyn Waugh. Waugh saying that Powers was a great humorist. Nice accolades coming from Waugh who himself is very apt at humor in his own stories.

JF Powers short story "The Lord's Day" is the funniest thing I have ever read. I could not stop cracking up at his subtle humor. The way he developed his characters I could easily see them as being real people with real foibles that make them very funny.

For who we are and what we'll be/ I'll sing your praise eternally/ the miles we've shared I'd trade but few/ they're the ones that kept me away from you.

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