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Lamon Redd, in his late seventies, was sitting on the front porch of his modest house on Henry Street in Stamford, Connecticut. Bandit was with him, as Bandit always was. There never was a better dog for sitting on your porch on Henry Street than Bandit; everyone in the neighborhood agrees about this. The world goes by, and Bandit keeps watch, over Henry Street and over Mr. Redd, and over the neighborhood generally. ” The garbage man stops for a chat, as does the mailman. “Hey, Bandit, how you doin’?
There was, therefore, no such dog as the one banned, no such animal as a dog “commonly known as pit bulldog,” but that did not stop a judge from ordering an entire kennel of Shar Peis out of the state. In my circle of acquaintance there are a lot of people who watch television. Some watch PBS and documentaries; others watch commercial television. I know very few persons of a perfect and pure cynicism, but I do not know anyone who believes in what they see on commercial television. By and large my friends of high and low station tend to read the paper and watch television in order to find out what other people—“the public”—believe.
Calico Silver, in a brilliant if somewhat erratic essay about dogfighting yarns, in which he praised especially one Mark Twang, identifies poets and other writers in terms of their residence on a metaphysical place called Lookout Mountain. This essay appeared in one of the “underground” fighting rags I chanced to see in a tack store I stumbled on. These magazines are characterized by pseudonyms and a high degree of allegory and magical realism, a genre or style that I have come to associate with writers living under military regimes, police states, and the like.