Larry Brown and the blue-collar South / edited by Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry.
Contributor(s): Cash, Jean W | Perry, Keith Ronald.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 184 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781604736366; 1604736364.Subject(s): Working class in literature | Rural conditions in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Larry Brown and the blue-collar South.DDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3552.R6927 | Z75 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Larry Brown: an introduction / Jean W. Cash -- Facing the musk: what's wrong with all those happy endings / Darlin' Neal -- Implicating the reader: Dirty work and the burdens of southern history / Robert Donahoo -- Saving them from their lives: storytelling and self-fulfillment in Big bad love / Jean W. Cash -- Economics of the cracker landscape: poverty as an environmental issue in Larry Brown's Joe / Jay Watson -- The white trash cowboys of Father and son / Thomas Aervold Bjerre -- Hard traveling: Fay's deep-south landscape of violence / Robert Beuka -- Home and the open road: the nonfiction of Larry Brown / Robert G. Barrier -- The rabbit factory: escaping the isolation of the cage / Richard Gaughran -- A miracle of catfish and the recursions of art / John A. Staunton -- Fireman-writer, bad boy novelist, king of grit lit: "building" Larry Brown(s) at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill / Keith Perry -- Afterword: on the rough south of Larry Brown: an interview with filmmaker Gary Hawkins / Katherine Powell.
Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South considers the writer's full body of work, placing it in the contexts of southern literature, Mississippi writing, and literary work about the working class. Collectively, the essays explore such subjects as Brown's treatment of class politics, race and racism, the aftereffects of the Vietnam War on American culture, the evolution of the South from a plantation-based economy to a postindustrial one, and male-female relations. The role of Brown's mentors--Ellen Douglas and Barry Hannah--in shaping his work is discussed, as is Brown's connection to such write.
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