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Writing West Virginia : place, people, and poverty in contemporary literature from the Mountain State

Author: Boyd C Creasman
Publisher: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This manuscript discusses the literary works of several West Virginia writers and how their fiction, characters, and novel settings reflect the values of this distinctively Appalachian state. Creasman also discusses varying gender roles and working class West Virginians in fiction by writers such as Breece and Ann Pancake, Benedict, McKinney, Settle, and Giardina, among others, and how these roles are often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Boyd C Creasman
ISBN: 9781621901846 162190184X
OCLC Number: 898334228
Description: 183 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Three themes and three types of transcendence --
Davis Grubb's The night of the hunter --
Mary Lee Settle's Beulah quintet --
Breece Pancake's short fiction --
Denise Giardina's Storming heaven --
Irene McKinney's Vivid companion --
Ann Pancake's Strange as this weather has been --
Jayne Anne Phillips's Lark and termite --
Pinckney Benedict's Miracle boy and other stories --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Boyd Creasman.

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"This manuscript discusses the literary works of several West Virginia writers and how their fiction, characters, and novel settings reflect the values of this distinctively Appalachian state. Creasman also discusses varying gender roles and working class West Virginians in fiction by writers such as Breece and Ann Pancake, Benedict, McKinney, Settle, and Giardina, among others, and how these roles are often reflected in literature from West Virginia's writing community" --

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