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The History of Southern literature

Author: Louis D Rubin, Jr.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1985.
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These essays provide an account of Southern literature from the mid-1500s to the present, including a review of individual works, their writers and readers, literary trends, cultural movements, and political and economic influences. Organized in four sections, the essays deal with the mind of the antebellum South, the connection between the power of mind and the institution of slavery that stymied scientific and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis D Rubin, Jr.
ISBN: 0807112518 9780807112519 0807116432 9780807116432
OCLC Number: 12049940
Description: xiv, 626 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Colonial and antebellum Southern literature, 1607-1860. The beginnings ; Captain John Smith / J.A. Leo Lemay --
Literature in the eighteenth-century colonial South / Robert D. Arner --
William Byrd of Westover / Robert Bain --
The ideology of revolution / Lewis P. Simpson --
1776-1815 / Lewis Leary --
The old South, 1815-1840 / Craig Werner --
Antebellum fiction ; William Gilmore Simms / Mary Ann Wimsatt --
Antebellum poetry / Rayburn S. Moore --
Edgar Allan Poe / Robert D. Jacobs --
Antebellum humor / Mary Ann Wimsatt and Robert L. Phillips --
Literary magazines in the old South / Richard J. Calhoun --
The mind of the antebellum South / Lewis P. Simpson --
pt. 2. The war and after, 1861-1920. The Civil War and authorship / Elisabeth Muhlenfeld --
Poetry of the late nineteenth century / Rayburn S. Moore --
Local color in Louisiana / Thomas Richardson --
Plantation fiction, 1865-1900 / Lucinda H. Mackethan --
Varieties of local color / Merrill Maguire Skaggs --
Kate Chopin / Anne Rowe --
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. --
Henry W. Grady and the new South / Dewey W. Grantham --
Humor, romance, and realism at the turn of the century / Wayne Mixon --
The rise of the critical temper / Fred Hobson. pt. 3. The Southern renascence, 1920-1950. The ambivalent heart : literary revival in Richmond / Edgar E. MacDonald --
Fiction in the 1920s : some new voices / Joseph M. Flora --
Southern standard-bearers in the new Negro Renaissance / Thadious M. Davis --
The new poetry / Mark Royden Winchell --
The fugitives : Ransom, Davidson, Tate / Thomas Daniel Young --
William Faulkner / Cleanth Brooks --
Thomas Wolfe / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. --
The fiction of social commitment / James Mellard --
The memory of the war / John Pilkington --
Gone with the wind and others : popular fiction, 1920-1950 / Anne Goodwyn Jones --
The passion of craft / M.E. Bradford --
Black novelists and novels, 1930-1950 / Lee Greene --
Regions and rebels / Herschel Gower --
Editors and critics / Thomas Daniel Young --
The search for identity / William C. Havard --
The Agrarians / Thomas Daniel Young --
Modern Southern drama / Jacob H. Adler --
Richard Wright / Blyden Jackson --
Robert Penn Warren / James H. Justus. pt. 4. The recent South, 1951-1982. A second generation of novelists / Thomas Daniel Young --
Eudora Welty / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw --
James Agee / David Marion Holman --
William Styron / Lewis A. Lawson --
Truman Capote / Thomas Bonner, Jr. --
Carson McCullers / Joseph R. Millichap --
Flannery O'Connor / Louise Y. Gossett --
Peter Taylor / David Marion Holman --
Elizabeth Spencer / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw --
Shelby Foote / Robert L. Phillips --
Walker Percy / Lewis A. Lawson --
Ralph W. Ellison ; Ernest J. Gaines / Theodore R. Hudson --
John Barth / Lewis A. Lawson --
Reynolds Price / Michael Kreyling --
Madison Jones / M.E. Bradford --
Old ways and new ways / Martha E. Cook --
Poets after midcentury / James H. Justus --
Randall Jarrell / William Harmon --
James Dickey / Richard J. Calhoun --
Archie Randolph Ammons / William Harmon --
Black writers in a changed landscape, since 1950 / Trudier Harris --
The future of Southern writing / Donald R. Noble --
The study of Southern literature / M. Thomas Inge --
The black academy and Southern literature / Blyden Jackson.
Responsibility: general editor, Louis D. Rubin, Jr. ; senior editors, Blyden Jackson [and others] ; associate editor, Mary Ann Wimsatt.
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