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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Sullivan, Walter, 1924-2006.
Nothing gold can stay.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006
|Named Person:||Walter Sullivan|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||x, 196 p. ; 24 cm.|
"As witness to a series of social and cultural moments, Sullivan passes on his observations about depression and war, southern renascence and civil rights. He also includes lively anecdotes and sharp character sketches, with personalities ranging from his grandmother "Chigger" and Sally Fudge - who had lived through the Civil War and was said to attend the funerals of people she didn't know - to Mrs. Gertrude Vanderbilt, with whose eccentricities he sometimes had to contend.".
"Readers will discover a treasure trove of insights, as Sullivan's views of academic life are complemented by remembrances of important writers: John Crowe Ransom, Robert Lowell, Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren, James Dickey, Flannery O'Connor, and a host of others, blending the formal and familiar in a style befitting a lingering southernness. He also recalls his shock at being branded a racist by Kingsley Amis and addresses issues of race in academia and southern culture. throughout his career, he sees himself as a guardian of lost causes, continuing to teach an appreciation of literature in the face of encroaching post-structuralism and political correctness."--BOOK JACKET.