Mark J. Charney (essay date 1992)
SOURCE: Charney, Mark J. “‘Crucified by Truth’: Narrative Voices in Airships.” In Barry Hannah, pp. 21-41. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992.
[In the following essay, Charney classifies the stories in Barry Hannah's Airships as works about the literal and figurative battlefields of the Civil and Vietnam wars.]
In “Water Liars,” the first story in Hannah's collection Airships (1978), the narrator and his wife share stories of past sexual liaisons during a drunken, late-night truth session: “I had a mildly exciting and usual history, and she had about the same, which surprised me. For ten years she'd sworn I was the first. I could not...
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