Notes from Brother to a Dragonfly

Brother to a Dragonfly was written by Will Campbell, a good-ole-boy Southern Lefty who became kind of a one-hit wonder in the 70s. I found a few digital notes I made upon reading his hit book:

Will D. Campbell, Brother to a Dragonfly, 1977.

I’m a bit surprised that I didn’t capture one more, though perhaps it came from an article in Sojourners or something instead of from Brother to a Dragonfly.

Someone — I think it was his Daddy Preacher” — somehow was able to minister to, and command the respect of, both poor blacks and Klansmen.

Someone asked How do you manage that, Preacher?”, and he shot back By emptying the bedpans of their sick!”

August 13, 2019


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