A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South / Edition 1

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South / Edition 1

by Richard Gray, Owen Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405163690

ISBN-13: 9781405163699

Pub. Date: 11/05/2007

Publisher: Wiley

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

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Overview

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405163699
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/05/2007
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series, #58
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Notes on Contributors xii

List of Plates xviii

PART I Introduction 1

1 Writing Southern Cultures 3
Richard Gray

PART II Themes and Issues 27

2 The First Southerners: Jamestown’s Colonists as Exemplary Figures 29
Mary C. Fuller

3 Slave Narratives 43
Jerry Phillips

4 Plantation Fiction 58
John M. Grammer

5 The Slavery Debate 76
Susan-Mary Grant

6 Southern Writers and the Civil War 93
Susan-Mary Grant

7 Visualizing the Poor White 110
Stuart Kidd

8 Southern Appalachia 130
Linda Tate

9 The Southern Literary Renaissance 148
Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.

10 The Native-American South 166
Mick Gidley and Ben Gidley

11 Southern Music 185
John White

12 Country Music 203
Barbara Ching

13 The Civil Rights Debate 221
Richard H. King

14 Southern Religion(s) 238
Charles Reagan Wilson

15 African-American Fiction and Poetry 255
R. J. Ellis

16 Southern Drama 280
Mark Zelinsky and Amy Cuomo

17 Sports in the South 297
Diane Roberts

18 The South Through Other Eyes 317
Helen Taylor

19 The South in Popular Culture 335
Allison Graham

PART III Individuals and Movements 353

20 Edgar Allan Poe 355
Henry Claridge

21 Southwestern Humor 370
John M. Grammer

22 Mark Twain 388
Peter Stoneley

23 Ellen Glasgow 403
Julius Rowan Raper

24 Fugitives and Agrarians 420
Andrew Hook

25 William Faulkner 436
Richard Godden

26 Literature of the African-American Great Migration 454
Kate Fullbrook

27 Zora Neale Hurston 472
Will Brantley

28 Flannery O’Connor 486
Susan Castillo

29 Eudora Welty 502
Jan Nordby Gretlund

30 Oral Culture and Southern Fiction 518
Jill Terry

31 Recent and Contemporary Women Writers in the South 536
Sharon Monteith

32 The South in Contemporary African-American Fiction 552
A. Robert Lee

33 Writing in the South Now 571
Matthew Guinn

PART IV Afterword 589

34 Searching for Southern Identity 591
James C. Cobb

Index 608

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