A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American by Richard Gray, Owen Robinson

By Richard Gray, Owen Robinson

From slave narratives to the Civil struggle, and from state track to Southern game, this Companion is the definitive advisor to the literature and tradition of the yankee South.

  • Includes dialogue of the visible arts, tune, society, historical past, and politics within the area
  • Combines therapy of significant literary works and ancient occasions with a survey of broader subject matters, hobbies and matters
  • Explores the paintings of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Huston, Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, in addition to these - black and white, female and male - who're writing now
  • Co-edited by means of the esteemed student Richard grey, writer of the acclaimed quantity, A heritage of yankee Literature (Blackwell, 2003)

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For that matter, both draw some of their energy and inspiration from the same sources – interviews conducted in the 1930s by the Federal Writers Project. The fact remains, though, that the two women have a fundamentally different story to tell. Jane Pittman, whose recollections just about begin with the whipping she received for refusing to acknowledge the name ‘‘the master and the rest of them’’17 had given her, talks of a past that is another country, not only from the present, but from the relatively, racially more privileged past of Gurganus’s Lucy Marsden, the wife and then widow of a Confederate captain.

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