Personal Souths : Interviews from the Southern Quarterly

By: Chambers, Douglas BMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2012Description: 1 online resource (311 p.)ISBN: 9781617032929Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Personal Souths : Interviews from the Southern QuarterlyDDC classification: 810.9975 LOC classification: PS261 | .C436 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: Personal Souths and the Southern Quarterly; Part I: 1970s; Erskine Caldwell 1971; Eudora Welty 1978; Tennessee Williams 1979; Part II: 1980s; Harry Crews 1981; Ellen Douglas 1985; David Madden 1984; Bobbie Ann Mason 1986; Reynolds Price 1988; Part III: 1990s; Doris Betts 1996; Larry Brown 1991; Donald Harington 1998-1999; Josephine Humphreys 1992; Mary Lee Settle 1994; Elizabeth Spencer; William Styron 1995; Part IV: 2000s; Ernest J. Gaines 2006; William Hoffman 2001; Robert Morgan 2000; Del Shores 2007-2008; Lee Smith 2008
Literary Interviews Published in the Southern QuarterlyINDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: Personal Souths, a collection of 20 interviews with famous southern writers, will mark the 50th anniversary of The Southern Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals (founded in 1962) dedicated to southern studies. The figures interviewed range from Erskine Caldwell, Eudora Welty and Tennessee Williams (all from the 1970s), to a virtual Who's-Who of southern literature in the second half of the twentieth century. All of these interviews were originally published in the journal in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and are collected here for the first time. The South is represented broadly, with writers from eight states; at least four represent the "mountain South" (Donald Harrington, Bobbie Ann Mason, Robert Morgan, Lee Smith), while another four typify a "cosmopolitan South" (Reynolds Price, Mary Lee Settle, Elizabeth Spencer, Tennessee Williams). The greatest number of voices, at least eight of the authors, speak for or from the "poor white South" (Larry Brown, Erskine Caldwell, Harry Crews, Donald Harrington, Bobbie Ann Mason, Robert Morgan, Del Shores, Lee Smith). Though there is only one African American writer, Ernest J. Gaines, another interview (William Styron, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Confessions of Nat Turner) also focuses on a conversation about African American literature.The interviews are all fascinating. Not only do they reveal the personalities of these southern literary stars, they also represent a self-conscious community of writers. It is a testament to the quality of The Southern Quarterly that many of these writers, when discussing their most important contemporaries, often refer to other writers whose interviews are also in this collection. These first-hand discussions will continue to illuminate and inform our understanding of their creative work.
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Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: Personal Souths and the Southern Quarterly; Part I: 1970s; Erskine Caldwell 1971; Eudora Welty 1978; Tennessee Williams 1979; Part II: 1980s; Harry Crews 1981; Ellen Douglas 1985; David Madden 1984; Bobbie Ann Mason 1986; Reynolds Price 1988; Part III: 1990s; Doris Betts 1996; Larry Brown 1991; Donald Harington 1998-1999; Josephine Humphreys 1992; Mary Lee Settle 1994; Elizabeth Spencer; William Styron 1995; Part IV: 2000s; Ernest J. Gaines 2006; William Hoffman 2001; Robert Morgan 2000; Del Shores 2007-2008; Lee Smith 2008

Literary Interviews Published in the Southern QuarterlyINDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

Personal Souths, a collection of 20 interviews with famous southern writers, will mark the 50th anniversary of The Southern Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals (founded in 1962) dedicated to southern studies. The figures interviewed range from Erskine Caldwell, Eudora Welty and Tennessee Williams (all from the 1970s), to a virtual Who's-Who of southern literature in the second half of the twentieth century. All of these interviews were originally published in the journal in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and are collected here for the first time. The South is represented broadly, with writers from eight states; at least four represent the "mountain South" (Donald Harrington, Bobbie Ann Mason, Robert Morgan, Lee Smith), while another four typify a "cosmopolitan South" (Reynolds Price, Mary Lee Settle, Elizabeth Spencer, Tennessee Williams). The greatest number of voices, at least eight of the authors, speak for or from the "poor white South" (Larry Brown, Erskine Caldwell, Harry Crews, Donald Harrington, Bobbie Ann Mason, Robert Morgan, Del Shores, Lee Smith). Though there is only one African American writer, Ernest J. Gaines, another interview (William Styron, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Confessions of Nat Turner) also focuses on a conversation about African American literature.The interviews are all fascinating. Not only do they reveal the personalities of these southern literary stars, they also represent a self-conscious community of writers. It is a testament to the quality of The Southern Quarterly that many of these writers, when discussing their most important contemporaries, often refer to other writers whose interviews are also in this collection. These first-hand discussions will continue to illuminate and inform our understanding of their creative work.

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