The behavior of barnyard roosters, replicating the more belligerent, strutting-preening-aggressive macho behavior of many male creatures, was a source of endless fascination, and trepidation, to me as a young child growing up on a small farm in the “north country” of western New York State.
Oates, Joyce Carol
Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies: Vol. 4
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