The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs

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Joseph M. Flora, Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan, Todd W. Taylor
LSU Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1054 pages
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"There are many anthologies of southern literature, but this is the first companion. Neither a survey of masterpieces nor a biographical sourcebook, The Companion to Southern Literature treats every conceivable topic found in southern writing from the pre-Columbian era to the present, referencing specific works of all periods and genres. Top scholars in their fields offer original definitions and examples of the concepts they know best, identifying the themes, burning issues, historical personalities, beloved icons, and common or uncommon stereotypes that have shaped the most significant regional literature in memory." "Read the copious offerings straight through in alphabetical order (Ancestor Worship, Blue-Collar Literature, Caves) or skip randomly at whim (Guilt, The Grotesque, William Jefferson Clinton). Whatever approach you take, The Companion's authority, scope, and variety in tone and interpretation will prove a boon and a delight. Explored here are literary embodiments of the Old South, New South, Solid South, Savage South, Lazy South, and "Sahara of the Bozart." As up-to-date as grit lit, K Mart fiction, and postmodernism, and as old-fashioned as Puritanism, mules, and the tall tale, these five hundred entries span a reach from Lady to Lesbian Literature." "The volume includes an overview of every southern state's belletristic heritage while making it clear that the southern mind extends beyond geographical boundaries to form an essential component of the American psyche. The South's lavishly rich literature provides the best means of understanding the region's deepest nature, and The Companion to Southern Literature will be an invaluable tool for those who take on that exciting challenge."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Joseph M. Flora is Atlanta Professor of Southern Culture and formerly chair of the English department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author or editor of many books, including Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary and Rediscovering Vardis Fisher: Centennial Essays.

Lucinda H. MacKethan is professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and has published numerous works on American women's literature and slavery, including Daughters of Time: Creating Woman's Voice in Southern Story.

Todd Taylor is assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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