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The South that wasn't there : postsouthern memory and history

Author: Michael Kreyling
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2010.
Series: Southern literary studies.
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Once, history and "the South" dwelt in close proximity. Representations of the South in writing and on film assumed "everybody knew" what had happened in place and time to create the South. Today, our vision of the South varies, and there is less "there there" than ever before. In The South That Wasn't There, Michael Kreyling explores a series of literary situations in which memory and history seem to work in odd  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Kreyling, Michael, 1948-
South that wasn't there.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009053709
(OCoLC)496160319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kreyling
ISBN: 9780807138137 0807138134
OCLC Number: 680036348
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 223 pages).
Contents: Introduction: memory, culture, identity --
"Something of an obstacle": remembering slavery in Morrison's Beloved --
Robert Penn Warren: the real southerner and the "hypothetical negro" --
Arms and the man: Southern honor and the memory of Vietnam --
Haiti: phantom Southern memory in Faulkner and Madison Smartt Bell --
Parody, memory, and copyright: the Southern memory market --
Nostalgia, alternate history, and the future of Southern memory.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: Michael Kreyling.

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Once, history and "the South" dwelt in close proximity. Representations of the South in writing and on film assumed "everybody knew" what had happened in place and time to create the South. Today, our vision of the South varies, and there is less "there there" than ever before. In The South That Wasn't There, Michael Kreyling explores a series of literary situations in which memory and history seem to work in odd and problematic ways. Looking at Toni Morrison's masterpiece Beloved, he tests the viability of applying Holocaust and trauma studies to the poetics and politics of remembering slavery.

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