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The world is our home : society and culture in contemporary Southern writing

Author: Jeffrey J Folks; Nancy Summers Folks
Publisher: Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The World is Our Home offers new perspectives on the momentous changes taking place in southern society. As they register the enduring social conflicts of their region, and as they record its evolving cultural identity, contemporary southern authors grapple with the legacies of the southern past even as they envision new possibilities for the future."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
World is our home.
Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000
(OCoLC)606369647
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey J Folks; Nancy Summers Folks
ISBN: 0813121663 9780813121666 9780813156071 0813156076
OCLC Number: 43076959
Description: vi, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The world is our home : an introduction / Jeffrey J. Folks and Nancy Summers Folks --
Competing histories : William Styron's The confessions of Nat Turner and Sherley Ann Williams's Dessa Rose / Susan Goodman --
New narratives of southern manhood : race, masculinity, and closure in Ernest Gaines's fiction / Suzanne W. Jones --
The snake and the rosary : violence and the culture of piety in Sheila Bosworth's Slow poison / Gary M. Ciuba --
"Because God's eye never closes" : the problem of evil in Jayne Anne Phillips's Shelter / James Grove --
Gender and justice : Alice Walker and the sexual politics of civil rights / Keith Byerman --
"Trouble" in Muskhogean County : the social history of a southern community in the fiction of Raymond Andrews / Jeffrey J. Folks --
"The politics of they" : Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina as critique of class, gender, and sexual ideologies / Moira P. Baker --
Transcendence in the house of the dead : the subversive gaze of A lesson before dying / John Lowe --
Walker Percy's Lancelot Lamar : defending the hollow core / Julius Raper --
Regeneration through nonviolence : Frederick Barthelme and the west / Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr. --
Making peace with the (m)other / Barbara Bennett --
Toward healing the split : Lee Smith's Fancy strut and Black Mountain breakdown / Linda J. Byrd --
Stories told by their survivors (and other sins of memory) : survivor guilt in Kaye Gibbons's Ellen Foster / Linda Watts --
James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels / Frank W. Shelton --
The physical hunger for the spiritual : southern religious experience in the plays of Horton Foote / Gerald C. Wood --
Richard Ford : the postmodern exile and the vanishing South / Joanna Price.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey J. Folks and Nancy Summers Folks.

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This work focuses on contemporary southern writers who have explicitly addressed social and cultural issues in their fiction and drama, including: Dorothy Allison; Horton Foote; Ernest J. Gaines;  Read more...

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