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A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South.

By: Robinson, Owen.
Contributor(s): Gray, Richard.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 23: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2008Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (666 p.).ISBN: 9780470756690.Subject(s): American literature | Authors, AmericanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American SouthDDC classification: 810.9975 LOC classification: PS261.C555 2004Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South; Contents; Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; List of Plates; PART I Introduction; 1 Writing Southern Cultures; PART II Themes and Issues; 2 The First Southerners: Jamestown's Colonists as Exemplary Figures; 3 Slave Narratives; 4 Plantation Fiction; 5 The Slavery Debate; 6 Southern Writers and the Civil War; 7 Visualizing the Poor White; 8 Southern Appalachia; 9 The Southern Literary Renaissance; 10 The Native-American South; 11 Southern Music; 12 Country Music; 13 The Civil Rights Debate; 14 Southern Religion(s)
15 African-American Fiction and Poetry16 Southern Drama; 17 Sports in the South; 18 The South Through Other Eyes; 19 The South in Popular Culture; PART III Individuals and Movements; 20 Edgar Allan Poe; 21 Southwestern Humor; 22 Mark Twain; 23 Ellen Glasgow; 24 Fugitives and Agrarians; 25 William Faulkner; 26 Literature of the African-American Great Migration; 27 Zora Neale Hurston; 28 Flannery O'Connor; 29 Eudora Welty; 30 Oral Culture and Southern Fiction; 31 Recent and Contemporary Women Writers in the South; 32 The South in Contemporary African-American Fiction
33 Writing in the South NowPART IV Afterword; 34 Searching for Southern Identity; Index
Summary: From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature and culture of the American South. Includes discussion of the visual arts, music, society, history, and politics in the region Combines treatment of major literary works and historical events with a survey of broader themes, movements and issues Explores the work of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Huston, Flannery O''Connor and Eudora Welty, as well as those - black and white, male and female - who are writing now Co-edited by the esteemed scholar Richard Gray, author of the acclaimed volume, A History of American Literature (Blackwell, 2003)
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A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South; Contents; Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; List of Plates; PART I Introduction; 1 Writing Southern Cultures; PART II Themes and Issues; 2 The First Southerners: Jamestown's Colonists as Exemplary Figures; 3 Slave Narratives; 4 Plantation Fiction; 5 The Slavery Debate; 6 Southern Writers and the Civil War; 7 Visualizing the Poor White; 8 Southern Appalachia; 9 The Southern Literary Renaissance; 10 The Native-American South; 11 Southern Music; 12 Country Music; 13 The Civil Rights Debate; 14 Southern Religion(s)

15 African-American Fiction and Poetry16 Southern Drama; 17 Sports in the South; 18 The South Through Other Eyes; 19 The South in Popular Culture; PART III Individuals and Movements; 20 Edgar Allan Poe; 21 Southwestern Humor; 22 Mark Twain; 23 Ellen Glasgow; 24 Fugitives and Agrarians; 25 William Faulkner; 26 Literature of the African-American Great Migration; 27 Zora Neale Hurston; 28 Flannery O'Connor; 29 Eudora Welty; 30 Oral Culture and Southern Fiction; 31 Recent and Contemporary Women Writers in the South; 32 The South in Contemporary African-American Fiction

33 Writing in the South NowPART IV Afterword; 34 Searching for Southern Identity; Index

From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature and culture of the American South. Includes discussion of the visual arts, music, society, history, and politics in the region Combines treatment of major literary works and historical events with a survey of broader themes, movements and issues Explores the work of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Huston, Flannery O''Connor and Eudora Welty, as well as those - black and white, male and female - who are writing now Co-edited by the esteemed scholar Richard Gray, author of the acclaimed volume, A History of American Literature (Blackwell, 2003)

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CHOICE Review

The latest volume in Blackwell's "Companions to Literature and Culture" series features 33 brief essays that run the gamut of the Southern experience, from the Jamestown settlers to the contemporary era. Eighteen of the essays are devoted to general themes and issues, including slave narratives, Appalachia, and sports in the South, with another 14 on individuals and movements, ranging from Poe and Faulkner to "The South in Contemporary African-American Fiction." Each 15-to-20-page essay reviews the basic writings on the subject, and many conclude with a list, "References and Further Readings," useful for collection development. Like Blackwell guides, the quality of the essays is high, and the authors cover as many points as possible within the space limits given them. All are specialists, although over half are not based at US universities. The index is a great help for researchers, but illustrations are infrequent. For overall coverage, depth, and scope, this volume complements Joseph Flora et al.'s Companion to Southern Literature (2001) and David Roller and Robert Twyman's standard Encyclopedia of Southern History (CH, Jun'80). ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All academic and public libraries. A. J. Adam Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Richard Gray is Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of Essex. His books include The Literature of Memory: Modern Writers of the American South, Writing the South: Ideas of an American Region (which won the C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature), American Poetry of the Twentieth Century, The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography, Southern Aberrations: Writers of the American South and the Problems of Regionalism, and A History of American Literature . He is also editor of a number of collections and anthologies, and a regular reviewer for various newspapers and journals, including the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review . He is the first specialist in American literature to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy.<br> <p> Owen Robinson is Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Essex. He is the author of several articles on the novels of William Faulkner, and is editing A Routledge Guide to Light in August . He is currently working on writing centred on New Orleans, and on reader-writer relations in African American literature.</p>

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