Fifty southern writers before 1900: a bio-bibliographical sourcebook

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Greenwood Press, 1987 - Literary Criticism - 601 pages
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"This collection deserves a long review in order to get the attention it has earned. But how would a reviewer do rounded justice in, say, five hundred words to fifty entries by fifty different scholar-critics on Southerners whose careers ended before 1900 or thereabouts'? Furthermore, each entry was required to follow a five-part pattern: a biographical sketch, a discussion of major themes, an assessment of the scholarship . . . a chronological list of the author's works, and a bibliography of selected criticism.' That pattern reinforces a reference-work effect that the precise and experienced editors intended. Only a pedant will quible--yet will also regulary use the book and send students to it. It will outlast any reviewer now alive." American Literature

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These companion volumes are at once sweeping and comprehensive. Noted scholars examine the lives and literature of 100 Southern authors, providing for each a brief biography, discussion of major ... Read full review


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ROBERT BAIN is Professor of English and Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor of Undergraduate Teaching (1987-90) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

JOSEPH M. FLORA is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.