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Carolina writers at home

Author: Meg ReidRobert L McDonaldCassandra KingRoger PinckneyClyde EdgertonAll authors
Publisher: Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Beaufort to Boone and a dozen places in between, Carolina Writers at Home is a rich collection of true stories showcasing the houses where some of the most notable contemporary Southern authors--including Jill McCorkle, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Clyde Edgerton, and Michael Parker have forged their writing lives. The homes in these essays range from the classic bungalow and mid-century modern ranch house to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Reid; Robert L McDonald; Cassandra King; Roger Pinckney; Clyde Edgerton; Bret Lott; Dan Albergotti; David Gessner; Josephine Humphreys; Daniel Wallace; Nikky Finney; Allan Gurganus; Jill McCorkle; Ed Madden; Holly Goddard Jones; George Singleton; Zelda Lockhart; Elizabeth Cox; Dorianne Laux; Bronwen Dickey; Michael Parker; Dot Jackson; Joseph Bathanti; Thomas Rain Crowe; Kathryn Stripling Byer; Keith Flynn
ISBN: 9781938235184 1938235185 9781938235177 1938235177
OCLC Number: 907204146
Notes: Correct spelling of contributor from contents page: Bronwen Dickey.
Description: ix, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Coast --
The Question of a Writing Room / Cassandra King --
Home From the Hill / Roger Pinckney --
Keep the Home Fires Burning / Clyde Edgerton --
Movers / Bret Lott --
Something Like Home / Dan Albergotti --
Building the Shack / David Gessner --
My House the Museum / Josephine Humphreys. 2. The Piedmont --
Ark, Spaceship, Home / Daniel Wallace --
Ode to the Daystart / Nikky Finney --
Toward Gathering a Theory of Collecting / Allan Gurganus --
Happily Haunted / Jill McCorkle --
Nest / Ed Madden --
Space Enough to Waste / Holly Goddard Jones --
Writing in a Room That Once Displayed Jesus, Inside a Zoo, Inside a Botanical Garden / George Singleton --
House of the Wild Hag / Zelda Lockhart --
Looking for Rivers / Elizabeth Cox --
Five Points / Dorianne Laux --
Home Range / J. Drew Lanham --
The Little Things / [Browen] Dickey --
Rooms / Michael Parker. 3. The Mountains --
This Side of Whatchamacallit / Dot Jackson --
The House in Vilas / Joseph Bathanti --
The Best Seat in the House / Thomas Rain Crowe --
From the Southernmost Reaches of Night I have Come Here / Kathryn Stripling Byer --
The Marshall Suite / Keith Flynn.
Responsibility: edited by Meg Reid ; photos by Rob McDonald.

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From Beaufort to Boone and a dozen places in between, Carolina Writers at Home is a rich collection of true stories showcasing the houses where some of the most notable contemporary Southern authors--including Jill McCorkle, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Clyde Edgerton, and Michael Parker have forged their writing lives. The homes in these essays range from the classic bungalow and mid-century modern ranch house to wilder locales: a church, a trailer, and a sparsely-inhabited barrier island. Alongside the essays, Rob McDonald's evocative photographs capture the writers in their habitat, preserving their distinct personalities as well as the particular character of the house and place they inhabit. From the simple pleasures of Cassandra King's writing room, to the hilarious and sometimes terrifying intrusions of curious wildlife in George Singleton's realm, this unique anthology invites the reader to step inside some of the South's best loved writers' private worlds and see whant makes their houses truly their own. It shows how collections of objects can transform a simple house into Daniel Wallace's ark or Josephine Humphreys' museum, creating a sheltering place for a creative mind at work. [This book] pays homage to those who have taken inspiration form the beauty and singularity of the Carolina landscape and turned it into the written word. -- Front jacket flap.

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