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That's what I like (about the South), and other new southern stories for the nineties

Author: George Garrett; Paul Ruffin
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Southern fiction is alive and kicking and going off in all kinds of directions as this old century staggers to an end." To prove their audacious pronouncement, George Garrett and Paul Ruffin have assembled thirty-one stories representing the best of recent Southern fiction. These stories weave together themes that underscore what being Southern is all about: the retelling of the past, the uncertainty of the future,
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
That's what I like (about the South), and other new southern stories for the nineties.
Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c1993
(OCoLC)624449692
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Garrett; Paul Ruffin
ISBN: 0872498638 9780872498631 0872498646 9780872498648
OCLC Number: 27068387
Description: viii, 409 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction--
the good songs behind us: Southern fiction of the 1990s / Fred Chappell --
Billboard / Richard Bausch --
Hammerhead / Madison Smartt Bell --
The sock factory / Robert Brickhouse --
Sleep / Larry Brown --
Ancestors / Fred Chappell --
The Hungarian countess / Kelly Cherry --
The plan / Alan Cheuse That's what I like (about the South) / R.H.W. Dillard --
About loving women / Ellen Douglas --
Silent spaces / Lolis Eric Elie --
Throwing earth / Percival Everett --
Blue hands / Ben Greer --
The field of lost shoes / Alyson Hagy --
Domestic understory / Cathryn Hankla --
The magician of Soweto / William Harrison --
Rage / Madison Jones --
Out of the blue / Beverly Lowry --
The last bizarre tale / David Madden --
Final vinyl days / Jill McCorkle --
Weeds / Bobbie Ann Mason --
Uncle Preston / Heather Ross Miller --
The commuters / William Mills --
Absent thee from felicity / William Peden --
Mexico / Clay Reynolds --
Dogs / Mary Lee Settle --
Distance / Eve Shelnutt --
On this bare island / Darcey Steinke --
Witness / Dabney Stuart --
Mother's wedding / Anita Thompson --
She came, then, to this sea / Tom Whalen --
Bastard / Allen Wier --
Afterword--
Time and the tide in the Southern short story / Madison Smartt Bell.
Responsibility: edited by George Garrett and Paul Ruffin.
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Features thirty-one stories capturing the flavor of the modern South, with contributions by Bobbie Ann Mason, Jill McCorkle, Larry Brown, and Fred Chappell.  Read more...

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