A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American by Richard Gray, Owen Robinson

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American by Richard Gray, Owen Robinson

By Richard Gray, Owen Robinson

From slave narratives to the Civil battle, and from state track to Southern activity, this significant other is the definitive consultant to the literature and tradition of the yankee South.

  • Includes dialogue of the visible arts, track, society, background, and politics within the sector
  • Combines remedy of significant literary works and old occasions with a survey of broader subject matters, hobbies and concerns
  • Explores the paintings of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Huston, Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, in addition to these - black and white, female and male - who're writing now
  • Co-edited through the esteemed student Richard grey, writer of the acclaimed quantity, A historical past of yank Literature (Blackwell, 2003)

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Hale, Grace Elizabeth (1998) Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890–1940. New York. Harrison, Elizabeth Jane (1991) Female Pastoral: Women Writers Re-Visioning the American South. Knoxville, TN. Hobson, Fred (1983) Tell About the South: The Southern Rage to Explain. Baton Rouge, LA. Hobson, Fred (1991) The Southern Writer and the Postmodern World. Athens, GA. Holman, C. Hugh (1972) The Roots of Southern Writing. Baton Rouge, LA. Hubbell, Jay B. (1954) The South in American Literature, 1607–1900.

In For the Love of Robert E. Lee (1992) by M. A. Harper, the heroine Garnet Laney talks of a ‘‘genetic memory’’ that seems somehow activated by her grandmother, who tells her stories of the Civil War and the Lee family; while in A Childhood: The Biography of a Place (1978), Harry Crews recalls his upbringing ‘‘in a society of storytelling people’’ where, he tells us, ‘‘nothing is allowed to die . . It is all . . ’’ The common threads running between oral histories like these are clear, but so are the differences.

261. It is, of course, Quentin Compson who observes: ‘‘Maybe nothing ever happens once and is finished’’; and while it would be wrong to identify character and author, the points of coincidence – and the relevance of this observation to Faulkner’s narrative habits of repetition and revision – should not be overlooked. REFER ENCE S A ND FURT H ER R EADI NG Aaron, Daniel (1973) The Unwritten War: American Writers and the Civil War. New York. Abbott, Shirley (1983) Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South.

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