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The South in Black and white : race, sex, and literature in the 1940s

Author: McKay Jenkins
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining the changing nature of racial politics in 1940s America, McKay Jenkins measures its impact on white southern literature, history, and culture. He focuses on four white southern writers -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jenkins, McKay, 1963-
South in Black and white.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1999
(OCoLC)607148694
Named Person: William Alexander Percy; Lillian Eugenia Smith; Carson McCullers; W J Cash; William Alexander Percy; Lillian Eugenia Smith; Carson McCullers; W J Cash; W J Cash; Carson McCullers; William Alexander Percy; Lillian Eugenia Smith
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: McKay Jenkins
ISBN: 0807824917 9780807824917 0807847771 9780807847770
OCLC Number: 40683270
Description: ix, 215 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Whatever else the true American is, he is also somehow black --
Moving among the living as ghosts: a historical overview --
Private violence desirable: race, sex, and sadism in Wilbur J. Cash's The mind of the South --
Men of honor and pygmy tribes: metaphors of race and cultural decline in William Alexander Percy's Lanterns on the levee --
I know the fears by heart: segregation as metaphor in the work of Lillian Smith --
The sadness made her feel queer: race, gender, and the grotesque in the early writings of Carson McCullers --
Thirteen ways of looking at whiteness.
Responsibility: McKay Jenkins.
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