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Grit lit : a rough South reader

Author: Brian R Carpenter; Tom Franklin
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on storytelling traditions as old as southern literature itself, 'Grit Lit' is the first anthology devoted to contemporary writing about the Rough South. From literary legends to emerging voices, the acclaimed writers featured in this collection view their hardscrabble South without romanticism or false nostalgia, not through moonlight and magnolia but moonshine and Marlboros."--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian R Carpenter; Tom Franklin
ISBN: 9781611170825 1611170826 9781611170832 1611170834
OCLC Number: 810436545
Description: xxxii, 358 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What's grit lit? / Tom Franklin --
Blood and bone / Brian Carpenter --
Memoirs. --
A childhood : the biography of a place / Harry Crews --
"Deciding to live" / Dorothy Allison --
On fire : a personal account of life and death and choices / Larry Brown --
Keeper of the moon : a Southern boyhood / Tim McLaurin --
Ava's man, and, All over but the shoutin' / Rick Bragg --
"A body in the river" / Lewis Nordan --
Fiction. --
A feast of snakes / Harry Crews --
"Ride, fly, penetrate, loiter" / Barry Hannah --
"The scrapper" / Breece D'J Pancake --
"Samaritans" / Larry Brown --
The acorn plan / Tim McLaurin --
"River of names" / Dorothy Allison --
"Pit" / Pinckney Benedict --
The sharpshooter blues / Lewis Nordan --
"Your Daddy in time" / Jim Grimsley --
"Melungeons" / Chris Offutt --
"Jacksonville" / George Singleton --
"What it costs travelers" / Dale Ray Phillips --
Saving Grace / Lee Smith --
"Sleepy gap" / Robert Morgan --
"Where will you go when your skin cannot contain you?" / William Gay --
"Kindred spirits" / Brad Watson --
"Sorry blood" / Tim Gautreaux --
Winter's bone / Daniel Woodrell --
"Speckled trout" / Ron Rash --
"Atlas Towing" / Will Allison --
"Redneck boys" / Ann Pancake --
"The coal thief" / Alex Taylor.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Carpenter and Tom Franklin.

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"Drawing on storytelling traditions as old as southern literature itself, 'Grit Lit' is the first anthology devoted to contemporary writing about the Rough South. From literary legends to emerging voices, the acclaimed writers featured in this collection view their hardscrabble South without romanticism or false nostalgia, not through moonlight and magnolia but moonshine and Marlboros."--Publisher description.

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"While the focus of the collection is on the "rough south," there is a great range and diversity of styles and subject matter in the memoirs and stories. Overall, you get a sense of the richness and Read more...

 
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