By Richard Gray, Owen Robinson
From slave narratives to the Civil conflict, and from nation song to Southern activity, this spouse is the definitive consultant to the literature and tradition of the yankee South.
- Includes dialogue of the visible arts, song, society, heritage, and politics within the zone
- Combines therapy of significant literary works and historic occasions with a survey of broader topics, activities 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 by means of the esteemed pupil Richard grey, writer of the acclaimed quantity, A heritage of yank Literature (Blackwell, 2003)
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Extra resources for A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South
Goldfield, ‘‘The City as Southern History: The Past and the Promise of Tomorrow,’’ in The Future South: A Historical Perspective for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Joe P. Dunn and Howard L. Preston (Urbana, IL, 1991), p. 34; James C. Cobb, ‘‘The Sunbelt South: Industrialization in Regional, National, and International Perspective,’’ in Searching for the Sunbelt: Historical Perspectives on a Region, edited by Raymond A. Mohl (Knoxville, TN, 1990), p. 39. Along with works already cited, useful recent discussions of the developments described here include Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present (New York, 1985); Pete Daniel, Standing at the Crossroads: Southern Life Since 1900 (New York, 1986); The Evolution of Southern Culture, edited by Numan V.
But the culture that, as a matter of self-identification, has defined itself as regional and Southern, has always been more mixed and fluid than this Writing Southern Cultures 19 argument allows. The South has always represented itself historically as different, deviant, and (usually) in danger; and it has been marked, for good or ill, by its own sense, at any given time, of what it was different and deviating from and what it was in danger of. Southern writing, in particular, has consistently been produced by writers who resisted the monolith – not least because they worked from both inside and outside of their culture.
And Coulter, E. ) (1947–95) The History of the South, 11 vols. Baton Rouge, LA. Tate, Linda (1994) A Southern Weave of Women: Fiction of the Contemporary South. Athens, GA. Taylor, Helen (2001) Circling Dixie: Contemporary Southern Culture through a Transatlantic Lens. New Brunswick, NJ. Taylor, William R. (1961) Cavalier and Yankee: The Old South and American National Character. New York. Tindall, George B. (1995) Natives and Newcomers: Ethnic Southerners and Southern Ethnics. Athens, GA. Vaughan, Robert C.