Why I Love Country Music | Elizabeth Tallent | Granta Magazine

Why I Love Country Music

Elizabeth Tallent

‘The harmonica player is left standing alone in the light, talking to himself. He cleans the spit from his instrument with a white handkerchief so old it is nearly transparent.’

Elizabeth Tallent

Elizabeth Tallent was born in Washington, D.C. in 1954. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker and have been included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and the Best American Short Stories. ‘Why I Love Country Music’ (Granta 8) was included in her first collection of short stories, In Constant Flight. She has been a faculty member at Stanford University since 1994.

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