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A companion to the literature and culture of the American south

Author: Richard J Gray; Owen Robinson
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2004
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 23.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature and culture of the American South. Includes discussion of the visual arts, music, society, history, and politics in the region. Combines treatment of major literary works and historical events with a survey of broader themes, movements and issues. Explores the work of Edgar Allan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xvii, 646 p
(DLC) 2003020737
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Gray; Owen Robinson
ISBN: 9781782686040 1782686045
OCLC Number: 848860830
Notes: PART IV. Afterword. 34 Searching for Southern Identity / James C. Cobb.
Description: 1 online resource (43 entries) : 6 images, digital files.
Contents: PART I. Introduction. 1 Writing Southern Cultures / Richard Gray. PART II. Themes and Issues. 2 The First Southerners: Jamestown's Colonists as Exemplary Figures / Mary C. Fuller ; 3 Slave Narratives / Jerry Phillips ; 4 Plantation Fiction / John M. Grammer ; 5 The Slavery Debate / Susan-Mary Grant ; 6 Southern Writers and the Civil War / Susan-Mary Grant ; 7 Visualizing the Poor White / Stuart Kidd ; 8 Southern Appalachia / Linda Tate ; 9 The Southern Literary Renaissance / Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr. ; 10 The Native-American South / Mick Gidley; Ben Gidley ; 11 Southern Music / John White ; 12 Country Music / Barbara Ching ; 13 The Civil Rights Debate / Richard H. King ; 14 Southern Religion(s) / Charles Reagan Wilson ; 15 African-American Fiction and Poetry / R.J. Ellis ; 16 Southern Drama / Mark Zelinsky; Amy Cuomo ; 17 Sportsinthe South / Diane Roberts ; 18 The South Through Other Eyes / Helen Taylor ; 19 The SouthinPopular Culture / Allison Graham. PART III. Individuals and Movements. 20 Edgar Allan Poe / Henry Claridge ; 21 Southwestern Humor / John M. Grammer ; 22 Mark Twain / Peter Stoneley ; 23 Ellen Glasgow / Julius Rowan Raper ; 24 Fugitives and Agrarians / Andrew Hook ; 25 William Faulkner / Richard Godden ; 26 Literature of the African-American Great Migration / Kate Fullbrook ; 27 Zora Neale Hurston / Will Brantley ; 28 Flannery O'Connor / Susan Castillo ; 29 Eudora Welty / Jan Nordby Gretlund ; 30 Oral Culture and Southern Fiction / Jill Terry ; 31 Recent and Contemporary Women Writers in the South / Sharon Monteith ; 32 The South in Contemporary African-American Fiction / A. Robert Lee ; 33 Writinginthe South Now / Matthew Guinn.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 23.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Gray and Owen Robinson.

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From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature and culture of the American South. Includes discussion of the visual arts, music, society, history, and politics in the region. Combines treatment of major literary works and historical events with a survey of broader themes, movements and issues. Explores the work of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Huston, Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, as well as those - black and white, male and female - who are writing now.

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