Twentieth-century Southern Literature

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University Press of Kentucky, Jan 1, 1997 - Literary Collections - 280 pages
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"Though the flowering of realistic and local-color writing during the first two decades of the century was a sign of things to come, the period between the two world wars was a crucial one for the South's literary development: a literary revival in Richmond came to fruition; at Vanderbilt University a group of young men produced The Fugitive, a remarkable magazine that published some of the century's best verse in its brief run; and the publication and widespread recognition of Faulkner (among others) inaugurated the great flood of southern writing that was to follow in novels, short stories, poetry, and plays." "With more than forty years of experience writing and reading about the subject, and friendships with many of the figures discussed, J. A. Bryant is uniquely qualified to provide the first comprehensive account of southern American literature since 1900. Bryant pays attention to both the cultural and the historical context of the works and authors discussed, and presents the information in an enjoyable, accessible style." --Book Jacket.
 

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Contents

The Making of a Southern Literature
11
Poetry and Politics at Vanderbilt 192040
38
The New Emphasis on Craftsmanship
61
Two Major Novelists
74
Southern Playwrights
87
A Renaissance in Full Swing
103
Southern Regionalism Comes of Age
117
Women Extend Fictions Range
137
Postwar Development and Diversification
167
Postwar Poetry
176
Mainstream Fiction
196
The New Major Writers
208
Three Key Figures
226
Robert Penn Warren
248
Bibliographical Note
261
Index
271

The New Black Writers
155

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Page 26 - The Time of Man (1926). My Heart and My Flesh (1927). Jingling in the Wind (1928). The Great Meadow (1930). A Buried Treasure (1931).
Page 15 - The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come ( 1903 ) and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine ( 1908 ) , made little contribution to the knowledge of their region, but they were immensely popular.
Page 18 - I had resolved that I would write of the South, not sentimentally, as a conquered province, but dispassionately, as a part of the larger world.
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