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Reinventing the South : versions of a literary region / Mark Royden Winchell.

By: Winchell, Mark Royden, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006Description: xiv, 253 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0826216188 (alk. paper); 9780826216182 (alk. paper).Subject(s): American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism | Southern States -- Intellectual life -- 1865- | Southern States -- In literature | Regionalism in literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Reinventing the South.DDC classification: 810.9/975 LOC classification: PS261 | .W56 2006
Contents:
Part One. The Nashville Renascence -- This Land Is Your Land -- Arkansas Traveler -- Renaissance Man -- The Legacy of Monroe K. Spears -- Incarnate Words -- "What They Have to Say about Us" -- Part Two. The Lower South -- The Faulkner Wars -- Family Values in Go Down, Moses -- Why Streetcar Keeps Running -- Come Back to the Locker Room Ag'in, Brick Honey! -- The Achievement of William Humphrey -- Scum of the Earth.
Summary: "Surveys the revivification and reinvention of southern culture and literature, and the influence of the Agrarians, Fugitives, New Critics, and popular writers, including John Gould Fletcher, Robert Penn Warren, Monroe K. Spears, Walter Sullivan, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, William Humphrey, and Cormac McCarthy"--Provided by publisher.
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"Surveys the revivification and reinvention of southern culture and literature, and the influence of the Agrarians, Fugitives, New Critics, and popular writers, including John Gould Fletcher, Robert Penn Warren, Monroe K. Spears, Walter Sullivan, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, William Humphrey, and Cormac McCarthy"--Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part One. The Nashville Renascence -- This Land Is Your Land -- Arkansas Traveler -- Renaissance Man -- The Legacy of Monroe K. Spears -- Incarnate Words -- "What They Have to Say about Us" -- Part Two. The Lower South -- The Faulkner Wars -- Family Values in Go Down, Moses -- Why Streetcar Keeps Running -- Come Back to the Locker Room Ag'in, Brick Honey! -- The Achievement of William Humphrey -- Scum of the Earth.

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As Winchell (Clemson Univ.) proved in books on Leslie Fiedler ("Too Good To Be True," CH, Feb'03, 40-3278), Donald Davidson (Where No Flag Flies, CH, Feb'01, 38-3209), and Cleanth Brooks (Cleanth Brooks and the Rise of Modern Criticism, CH, Dec'96, 34-2049), he has a knack for relating literary authors and critics to complex elements of cultural context and thereby provoking appreciations and interpretations that are a joy to read. The 12 essays the author selected for the present volume (all written in the last couple of decades) explore issues that defined and redefined Southern literature of the mid-1900s. In part 1, "The Nashville Renascence," Winchell reintroduces the reader not only to the period's one major star (Robert Penn Warren) but also to a cohort of less-known artist/scholar/critics of no small achievement (John Gould Fletcher, Monroe K. Spears, and Walter Sullivan). In part 2, "The Lower South," he concentrates on an unusual assortment of literary lights, offering two essays each on deep-southerners William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams and one essay each on almost-westerners William Humphrey and Cormac McCarthy. Born of broad, open-minded scholarship, Winchell's observations and conclusions are almost always convincing, and his genial tone welcomes readers at all levels. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. A. J. Griffith emeritus, Our Lady of the Lake University

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Mark Royden Winchell is Professor of English and Director of the Great Works of Western Civilization program at Clemson University. He is the author of several books, including " Too Good to Be True": The Life and Work of Leslie Fiedler and Where No Flag Flies: Donald Davidson and the Southern Resistance , both available from the University of Missouri Press.

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