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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The Making of a Southern Literature
Poetry and Politics at Vanderbilt 192040
The New Emphasis on Craftsmanship
Two Major Novelists
Southern Playwrights
A Renaissance in Full Swing
Southern Regionalism Comes of Age
Women Extend Fictions Range
Postwar Development and Diversification
Postwar Poetry
Mainstream Fiction
The New Major Writers
Three Key Figures
Robert Penn Warren
Bibliographical Note

The New Black Writers

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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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