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Charles Willeford


(Charles Ray Willeford)
USA (1919 - 1988)

aka Will Charles, W Franklin Sanders

Charles Willeford was orphaned before he knew the difference, and spent the remainder of his childhood between boarding schools and his Grandmother's house. By the time he was fifteen, he was living as a hobo and riding the freight trains that crossed the Southern states. He joined the army and went to war, he was alarmed at the psychopaths and criminals that also joined and pointlessness of war. He remained in the army and started to write poetry. He wrote 18 novels, some under his pseudonym Will Charles, before he died in 1988.
 
Non fiction
Off the WallSomething About a SoldierNew Forms of Ugly: The Immobilized Man in Modern LiteratureI Was Looking for a Street
Cockfighter Journal: The Story of a ShootingThe Collected Memoirs of Charles WillefordWriting and Other Blood Sports
 
Anthologies containing stories by Charles Willeford
The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural
 
Short stories
The Alectryomancer
Jake's Journal
'Just Like on Television-'
A Letter to a.A. (almost Anybody)
The Machine in Ward Eleven [short story]
Selected Incidents



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