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The History of Southern literature / general editor, Louis D. Rubin, Jr. ; senior editors, Blyden Jackson ... [et al.] ; associate editor, Mary Ann Wimsatt.

Contributor(s): Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1985Description: xiv, 626 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807112518; 9780807112519.Subject(s): American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism | Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Southern States | Southern States -- Intellectual life | Southern States -- In literature | American literature History and criticism Southern States | Authors, American Homes and haunts Southern States | Geschichte | Southern States In literature | Southern States Intellectual lifeDDC classification: 810/.9/975/ Other classification: 17.71 | 18.06
Contents:
pt. 1. Colonial and antebellum Southern literature, 1607-1860. The beginnings ; Captain John Smith / J.A. Leo Lemay -- Literature in the eighteenth-century colonial South / Robert D. Arner -- William Byrd of Westover / Robert Bain -- The ideology of revolution / Lewis P. Simpson -- 1776-1815 / Lewis Leary -- The old South, 1815-1840 / Craig Werner -- Antebellum fiction ; William Gilmore Simms / Mary Ann Wimsatt -- Antebellum poetry / Rayburn S. Moore -- Edgar Allan Poe / Robert D. Jacobs -- Antebellum humor / Mary Ann Wimsatt and Robert L. Phillips -- Literary magazines in the old South / Richard J. Calhoun -- The mind of the antebellum South / Lewis P. Simpson -- pt. 2. The war and after, 1861-1920. The Civil War and authorship / Elisabeth Muhlenfeld -- Poetry of the late nineteenth century / Rayburn S. Moore -- Local color in Louisiana / Thomas Richardson -- Plantation fiction, 1865-1900 / Lucinda H. Mackethan -- Varieties of local color / Merrill Maguire Skaggs -- Kate Chopin / Anne Rowe -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- Henry W. Grady and the new South / Dewey W. Grantham -- Humor, romance, and realism at the turn of the century / Wayne Mixon -- The rise of the critical temper / Fred Hobson --
pt. 3. The Southern renascence, 1920-1950. The ambivalent heart : literary revival in Richmond / Edgar E. MacDonald -- Fiction in the 1920s : some new voices / Joseph M. Flora -- Southern standard-bearers in the new Negro Renaissance / Thadious M. Davis -- The new poetry / Mark Royden Winchell -- The fugitives : Ransom, Davidson, Tate / Thomas Daniel Young -- William Faulkner / Cleanth Brooks -- Thomas Wolfe / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- The fiction of social commitment / James Mellard -- The memory of the war / John Pilkington -- Gone with the wind and others : popular fiction, 1920-1950 / Anne Goodwyn Jones -- The passion of craft / M.E. Bradford -- Black novelists and novels, 1930-1950 / Lee Greene -- Regions and rebels / Herschel Gower -- Editors and critics / Thomas Daniel Young -- The search for identity / William C. Havard -- The Agrarians / Thomas Daniel Young -- Modern Southern drama / Jacob H. Adler -- Richard Wright / Blyden Jackson -- Robert Penn Warren / James H. Justus --
pt. 4. The recent South, 1951-1982. A second generation of novelists / Thomas Daniel Young -- Eudora Welty / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw -- James Agee / David Marion Holman -- William Styron / Lewis A. Lawson -- Truman Capote / Thomas Bonner, Jr. -- Carson McCullers / Joseph R. Millichap -- Flannery O'Connor / Louise Y. Gossett -- Peter Taylor / David Marion Holman -- Elizabeth Spencer / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw -- Shelby Foote / Robert L. Phillips -- Walker Percy / Lewis A. Lawson -- Ralph W. Ellison ; Ernest J. Gaines / Theodore R. Hudson -- John Barth / Lewis A. Lawson -- Reynolds Price / Michael Kreyling -- Madison Jones / M.E. Bradford -- Old ways and new ways / Martha E. Cook -- Poets after midcentury / James H. Justus -- Randall Jarrell / William Harmon -- James Dickey / Richard J. Calhoun -- Archie Randolph Ammons / William Harmon -- Black writers in a changed landscape, since 1950 / Trudier Harris -- The future of Southern writing / Donald R. Noble -- The study of Southern literature / M. Thomas Inge -- The black academy and Southern literature / Blyden Jackson.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 589-599) and index.

pt. 1. Colonial and antebellum Southern literature, 1607-1860. The beginnings ; Captain John Smith / J.A. Leo Lemay -- Literature in the eighteenth-century colonial South / Robert D. Arner -- William Byrd of Westover / Robert Bain -- The ideology of revolution / Lewis P. Simpson -- 1776-1815 / Lewis Leary -- The old South, 1815-1840 / Craig Werner -- Antebellum fiction ; William Gilmore Simms / Mary Ann Wimsatt -- Antebellum poetry / Rayburn S. Moore -- Edgar Allan Poe / Robert D. Jacobs -- Antebellum humor / Mary Ann Wimsatt and Robert L. Phillips -- Literary magazines in the old South / Richard J. Calhoun -- The mind of the antebellum South / Lewis P. Simpson -- pt. 2. The war and after, 1861-1920. The Civil War and authorship / Elisabeth Muhlenfeld -- Poetry of the late nineteenth century / Rayburn S. Moore -- Local color in Louisiana / Thomas Richardson -- Plantation fiction, 1865-1900 / Lucinda H. Mackethan -- Varieties of local color / Merrill Maguire Skaggs -- Kate Chopin / Anne Rowe -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- Henry W. Grady and the new South / Dewey W. Grantham -- Humor, romance, and realism at the turn of the century / Wayne Mixon -- The rise of the critical temper / Fred Hobson --

pt. 3. The Southern renascence, 1920-1950. The ambivalent heart : literary revival in Richmond / Edgar E. MacDonald -- Fiction in the 1920s : some new voices / Joseph M. Flora -- Southern standard-bearers in the new Negro Renaissance / Thadious M. Davis -- The new poetry / Mark Royden Winchell -- The fugitives : Ransom, Davidson, Tate / Thomas Daniel Young -- William Faulkner / Cleanth Brooks -- Thomas Wolfe / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- The fiction of social commitment / James Mellard -- The memory of the war / John Pilkington -- Gone with the wind and others : popular fiction, 1920-1950 / Anne Goodwyn Jones -- The passion of craft / M.E. Bradford -- Black novelists and novels, 1930-1950 / Lee Greene -- Regions and rebels / Herschel Gower -- Editors and critics / Thomas Daniel Young -- The search for identity / William C. Havard -- The Agrarians / Thomas Daniel Young -- Modern Southern drama / Jacob H. Adler -- Richard Wright / Blyden Jackson -- Robert Penn Warren / James H. Justus --

pt. 4. The recent South, 1951-1982. A second generation of novelists / Thomas Daniel Young -- Eudora Welty / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw -- James Agee / David Marion Holman -- William Styron / Lewis A. Lawson -- Truman Capote / Thomas Bonner, Jr. -- Carson McCullers / Joseph R. Millichap -- Flannery O'Connor / Louise Y. Gossett -- Peter Taylor / David Marion Holman -- Elizabeth Spencer / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw -- Shelby Foote / Robert L. Phillips -- Walker Percy / Lewis A. Lawson -- Ralph W. Ellison ; Ernest J. Gaines / Theodore R. Hudson -- John Barth / Lewis A. Lawson -- Reynolds Price / Michael Kreyling -- Madison Jones / M.E. Bradford -- Old ways and new ways / Martha E. Cook -- Poets after midcentury / James H. Justus -- Randall Jarrell / William Harmon -- James Dickey / Richard J. Calhoun -- Archie Randolph Ammons / William Harmon -- Black writers in a changed landscape, since 1950 / Trudier Harris -- The future of Southern writing / Donald R. Noble -- The study of Southern literature / M. Thomas Inge -- The black academy and Southern literature / Blyden Jackson.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

Edited by several of the important scholars in the field, this is the only up-to-date survey that presents Southern literature from its beginnings to the present. Its chapters, covering such subjects as ``Antebellum Fiction'' and ``The Agrarians'' as well as such individuals as Simms and Faulkner, are clearly written and authoritative. Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students will find the book to be particularly useful for orienting themselves in the traditions of this important regional literature. One regrets the decision to exclude bibliographies, but the bibliographic essay that is appended will certainly take readers to the right places. An essential purchase for any library that collects in the area of American literature. Peter Dollard, Alma Coll. Lib., Mich. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Superseding Jay Hubbell's The South in American Literature, 1607-1900 (1954), this welcome examination of Southern literature provides a necessary and perceptive review of the works themselves, their writers and readers, literary trends, cultural movements, and political and economic influences. Essays by prominent scholars introduce each of four parts: Lewis P. Simpson discusses the literature of the colonial and antebellum South; Rayburn S. Moore writes about literature from 1861 to 1920; Thomas Daniel Young considers the Southern Renascence; and Louis D. Rubin Jr. examines literature of the recent South (1951-82). In a general introduction, Rubin explains that more attention is devoted to 20th-century writings than to those literatures of earlier periods because far more Southern literature has appeared in the present century than in the previous combined years. A compilation of signed essays by a variety of recognized critics and authorities, this history is dedicated to C. Hugh Holman for whom this auspicious achievement is an appropriate tribute. Although no bibliographical information is included, M. Thomas Inge's essay ``The Study of Southern Literature'' offers a guide to Southern scholarship. Destined to become a classic reference, this work is recommended for libraries supporting the study of Southern life, literature, and culture and would be useful to all levels of students, from secondary school through graduate.-G.S. Rosselot, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 19, 1923. After serving in the Army during World War II, he received a history degree the University of Richmond. He worked for The Associated Press and several newspapers including the Richmond News-Leader before receiving master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In 1953, while still at Johns Hopkins University, he co-edited his first book, Southern Renascence: The Literature of the Modern South. <p> He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Hollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a co-founder of Algonquin Books and founder of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1989, he retired from the UNC faculty after 22 years to focus on Algonquin Books. <p> He was a prolific author who wrote novels, critical studies, histories, memoirs and a guide for predicting the weather. His books include Small Craft Advisory, Babe Ruth's Ghost, A Memory of Trains, An Honorable Estate, and My Father's People. He died from kidney disease on November 16, 2013 at the age of 89. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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