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The postsouthern sense of place in contemporary fiction

Author: Martyn Bone
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2005.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For generations, southern novelists and critics have grappled with a concept that is widely seen as a trademark of their literature: a strong attachment to geography, or a ""sense of place."" In the 1930s, the Agrarians accorded special meaning to rural life, particularly the farm, in their definitions of southern identity. For them, the South seemed an organic and rooted region in contrast to the North, where real  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bone, Martyn.
Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction.
Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martyn Bone
ISBN: 9780807156353 0807156353 0807130532 9780807130537
OCLC Number: 869092125
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 275 pages).
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: Martyn Bone.

Abstract:

For generations, southern novelists and critics have grappled with a concept that is widely seen as a trademark of their literature: a strong attachment to geography, or a ""sense of place."" In the 1930s, the Agrarians accorded special meaning to rural life, particularly the farm, in their definitions of southern identity. For them, the South seemed an organic and rooted region in contrast to the North, where real estate development and urban sprawl evoked a faceless, raw capitalism. By the end of the twentieth century, however, economic and social forces had converged to create a moderniz.
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