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Rough South, rural South : region and class in recent southern literature

Author: Jean W Cash; Keith Ronald Perry
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Essays in Rough South, Rural South describe and discuss the work of southern writers who began their careers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. They fall into two categories. Some, born into the working class, strove to become writers and learned without benefit of higher education, such writers as Larry Brown and William Gay. Others came from lower- or middle-class backgrounds and became  Read more...
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Rough South, rural South.
Jackson, Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi, 2016
(DLC) 2015027039
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean W Cash; Keith Ronald Perry
ISBN: 9781496802330 1496802330 9781496810526 149681052X
OCLC Number: 908375162
Description: xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: rough South, rural South / Jean W. Cash --
"Rough South": beginnings / Gary Hawkins --
From "The rise of southern redneck and white trash writers" / Erik Bledsoe --
Harry Crews: progenitor / David K. Jeffrey --
Elevated above the real: the poor white southerner in Cormac McCarthy's early novels / Marcus Hamilton --
Tim McLaurin: universality from rural North Carolina / bes Stark Spangler --
Larry Brown: a firefighter finds his voice / Joe Samuel Starnes --
Dorothy Allison: revising the "white trash" narrative / Emily Langhorne --
A world almost rotten: the fiction of William Gay / William Giraldi --
"Recover the paths": salvage in Tom Franklin's fiction / Joan Wylie Hall --
The rough South of Ron Rash / Thomas Ærvold Bjerre --
"Everything worth doing hurts like Hell": the rough South of Tim Gautreaux / L. Lamar Nisly --
Education is everything: Chris Offutt's eastern Kentucky / Peter Farris --
Daniel Woodrell, Ozarker / Shawn E. Miller --
Kaye Gibbons: tough women in a rough South / Rebecca Godwin --
Lee Smith: a diamond from the rough / Linda Byrd Cook --
A country for old men: the South of Clyde Edgerton's early novels / Robert Donahoo --
Jill McCorkle: the rough South from one remove / Barbara Bennett --
"The spiritual energy of the trees": nature, place, and religion in Silas House's Crow County trilogy / Scott Hamilton Suter --
Steve Yarbrough: transplanted Mississippian / Thomas E. Dasher --
Once a paradise: Brad Watson's southern afterlife / Wade Newhouse --
Twenty-first-century writers: the rural southern tradition continues / Jean W. Cash --
Trash or treasure? Images of the hardscrabble South in twenty-first-century film / Richard Gaughran --
Notes on contributors --
Photograph credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Region and class in recent southern literature
Responsibility: edited by Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry.
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