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The Cambridge companion to the literature of the American South / edited by Sharon Monteith
Alternate Title Literature of the American South
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2013]
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS261 .C336 2013    AVAILABLE
Gift from Charles Sestok III, 2013
Subject(s) American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Southern States
Subject Southern States -- In literature
Southern States -- Intellectual life
Physical Description xiii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: mapping the figurative South / Sharon Monteith -- 1. Region, genre, and the nineteenth-century South / Kathryn B. McKee -- 2. Slave narratives and neo-slave narratives / Judie Newman -- 3. Literature and the Civil War / Will Kaufman -- 4. Literature and Reconstruction / Scott Romine -- 5. Southern verse in poetry and song / Ernest Suarez -- 6. Southern modernists and modernity / David A. Davis -- 7. Poverty and progress / Sarah Robertson -- 8. The southern Renaissance and the Faulknerian South / John T. Matthews -- 9. Southern women writers and their influence / Pearl Amelia McHaney -- 10. Hollywood dreaming: southern writers and the movies / Sarah Gleeson-White -- 11. Civil rights fiction / Sharon Monteith -- 12. Southern drama / Gary Richards -- 13. Queering the region / Michael P. Bibler -- 14. Immigrant writers: transnational stories of a 'worlded' South / Nahem Yousaf
Summary "Featuring essays written by an international team of experts, this Companion maps the dynamic literary landscape of the American South"-- Provided by publisher
"This Companion maps the dynamic literary landscape of the American South. From pre- and post-Civil War literature to modernist and civil rights fictions, and writing by immigrants in the 'global' South of the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars explore the region's established and emergent literary traditions. Touching on poetry and song, drama and screenwriting, key figures such as William Faulkner and Eurdora Welty, and iconic texts such as Gone with the Wind, chapters investigate how issues of class, poverty, sexuality, and regional identity have textured Southern writing across generations. The volume's rich contextual approach highlights patterns and connections between writers while offering insight into the development of Southern literary criticism, making this Companion a valuable guide for students and teachers of American literature, American studies, and the history of storytelling in America"-- Provided by publisher
NOTE Gift from Charles Sestok III, 2013
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Alternate Author Monteith, Sharon
Library donation, 2013

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