Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Marshall Boswell

An Irrepressible Phenomenon

Remembering Memphis novelist Mark Behr, who died on November 27

December 11, 2015 Mark Behr’s classes were a thing apart. His students entered his classroom with one identity and finished the semester with another. He was formidable and transformative. On five continents. If you were lucky enough to be one of his students, he routinely promised to destroy you, to fail you, to go for the jugular. To change your life.

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