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Devil take the blue-tail fly

John Franklin Bardin

Devil take the blue-tail fly

by John Franklin Bardin

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Published by Canongate Crime in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published: Gollancz, 1948.

StatementJohn Franklin Bardin.
The Physical Object
Pagination210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18775287M
ISBN 101841951641
OCLC/WorldCa50746484

More than a narrowly themed text, Blue-Tail Fly is a book of balances, weighing the give-and-take of people and cultures in the arena of war. For lovers of poetry and those interested in American history, Blue-Tail Fly will illustrate the complexities of the American past . Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly John Franklin Bardin's most acclaimed work plays a virtuoso performance on music and madness in this unforgettable New York, Ellen, a world-renowned musician, is suffering from the effects of her latest mental breakdown.

Psychiatry was all the rage in late s popular culture, very au courant, as witness films such as Spellbound and The Snake Pit, or the three dazzling novels that John Franklin Bardin published between and , The Deadly Percheron, The Last of Philip Banter, and Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly/5(53). De devil take de blue-tail fly! Jimmie crack corn an' I don't care Jimmie crack corn an' I don't care Jimmie crack corn an' I don't care Ol' Massa's gone away De pony run, he jump he pitch He threw my Massa in de ditch He died an' de jury wondered why De verdict was de blue-tail fly.

John Franklin Bardin, author of The Vintage Book of Amnesia: An Anthology of Writing on the Subject of, on LibraryThing. Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly 91 copies, 2 reviews. The John Franklin Bardin Omnibus 88 copies, 2 reviews. The Last of Philip Banter 67 copies, 1 review. The devil take the blue tail fly. Jimmy, crack corn and I don't care Jimmy, crack corn and I don't care Jimmy, crack corn and I don't care My master's gone away. The pony run, he jumped, he pitch He threw my master in the ditch He died and the jury wondered why The verdict was the blue tail fly. Jimmy, crack corn and I don't care.


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Devil Take the Blue Tail Fly () is an odd, accomplished noir, almost as effective as Bardins earlier The Deadly Percheron (), but this time Bardin draws his inspiration not from the detective thriller but instead from the brooding womens pictures of the post WW II period/5.

"Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly" is not a good book, to put it charitably. The story about a concert musician coming home from a asylum and being confused about the actions of her husband and acquaintances simply doesn't hold together.

Worse, the author throws in a humongous twist at the end that supposedly explains it all/5(6). "Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly" is not a good book, to put it charitably. The story about a concert musician coming home from a asylum and being confused about the actions of her husband and acquaintances simply doesn't hold together.

Worse, the author throws in a /5(6). InBardin entered a period of intense creativity during which he wrote three crime novels that have since become genre-spanning classics: The Deadly Percheron, The Last of Philip Banter, and Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly.

Bardin resided in Brand: Diversion Books. "Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly" is not a good book, to put it charitably.

The story about a concert musician coming home from a asylum and being confused about the actions of her husband and acquaintances simply doesn't hold together.

Worse, the author throws in a /5(4). Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly begins with Ellen Purcell's last day at the psychiatric institution where she has spent the past two years. An ordeal appears to be over, and Ellen is happy, excited, and a bit unsettled about finally being able to go home.

Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly, perhaps his most acclaimed work, is a complicated story told almost entirely in terms of the psychology of the protagonist Ellen, a mental patient who experiences mental disintegration.

Bardin gave his literary influences as Graham Greene, Henry Green and Henry James. Buy Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly (Canongate Crime Classics S.) New edition by Bardin, John Franklin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 3.

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pages. Pictorial paper cover. Pages are mostly clean overall, with moderate tanning Rating: % positive. Format: Paperback "Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly" is not a good book, to put it charitably.

The story about a concert musician coming home from a asylum and being confused about the actions of her husband and acquaintances simply doesn't hold together.

Worse, the author throws in a humongous twist at the end that supposedly explains it all. Editions for Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published Author: John Franklin Bardin.

Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly John Franklin Bardin In New York, Ellen, a world-renowned musician, is suffering from the effects of her latest mental breakdown. The devil take the blue-tail fly The pony run, he jump, he pitch He throw'd my master in the ditch He died and the jury wondered why The verdict was the blue-tail fly CHORUS They laid him neath a 'simmon tree His epitaph is there to see Beneath this rock I'm forced to lie The victim of the blue-tail fly.

1 quote from Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly: ‘Not today. No, never again would she sit by the window, her back turned so she would not see him walk down th. Buy The John Franklin Bardin Omnibus: The Deadly Percheron, the Last of Philip Banter, Devil take the Blue-Tail Fly (Penguin Crime Fiction) New edition by Bardin, John Franklin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 4. Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly The story is seen through the eyes of a woman, a professional harpsichordist, who is being released from a mental hospital (again) when the book begins. She returns to her potentially happy and convertible existence with her husband Basil, a conductor of increasing fame.

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Rebus and Edinburgh, a match made in the Oxford Bar.Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly (Canongate Cri by Bardin, John Frankli Paperback at the best online prices at .On chanced to bight him on the thigh; The devil take the blue tailed fly.

The pony run, he jump, he pitch; He threw my master in the ditch. He died, the jury wondered why, The verdict was the blue tailed fly. They laid him under a 'simmon tree; His epitaph is there to see; Beneath this ston I'm forced to lie.

A victim of the blue tailed fly.