Contemporary Poets, Dramatists, Essayists, And Novelists Of The South

Contemporary Poets, Dramatists, Essayists, And Novelists Of The South

by Robert Bain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313287651

ISBN-13: 9780313287657

Pub. Date: 11/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From the early 20th century to the present, Southern literary talent has flourished. The newer poets, dramatists, essayists, and novelists of this region often use their writings to explore the changing social values of the South, while also drawing upon traditional Southern values and culture. This reference work is a guide to the writings of 50 contemporary

Overview

From the early 20th century to the present, Southern literary talent has flourished. The newer poets, dramatists, essayists, and novelists of this region often use their writings to explore the changing social values of the South, while also drawing upon traditional Southern values and culture. This reference work is a guide to the writings of 50 contemporary Southern poets, dramatists, essayists, and novelists.

Many of the authors profiled in this volume have established themselves as writers of lasting significance. However, the book also profiles the careers and work of authors who are emerging only now as masters of their art. Each chapter in this book is devoted to a single author, and arranged alphabetically for the reader's convenience. Each is written by an expert on the author, and includes a biographical sketch, a discussion of major themes, a survey of criticism, and a bibliography of works by and about the author. An introductory essay overviews modern Southern writing, and a selected, general bibliography concludes the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313287657
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1994
Pages:
666
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Maya Angelou by Lucinda H. MacKethan

James Applewhite by George S. Lensing

Daphne Athas by Harriette Cuttino Buchanan

Gerald [William] Barrax by Lucy K. Hayden

Wendell Berry by Edward B. Smith

Roy [Alton] Blount, Jr. by Merritt W. Moseley, Jr.

David Bottoms by Peter Stitt

Fred Chappell by David Paul Ragan

Alice Childress by La Vinia Delois Jennings

James Duff by Susan Gilbert

Wilma Dykeman by Patricia M. Gantt and Chip Jones

Charles Edward Eaton by Glenn Blalock

Lonne Elder III by John Sekora

Peter Steinam Feibleman by Randal Woodland

Julia Fields by Sara Andrews Johnston

George Garrett by R.H.W. Dillard

Nikki Giovanni by Patsy B. Perry

Elizabeth Hardwick by Susan V. Donaldson

William Harmon by Marlene Youmans

Beth Henley by Hilary Holladay

Preston Jones by Kimball King

Donald Justice by James A. Grimshaw, Jr.

Florence King by Kathryn VanSpanckeren

Etheridge Knight by D. Soyini Madison

LeRoy Leatherman by Alan T. Belsches

Susan Ludvigson by Judy Jo Small

David Madden by Jeffrey H. Richards

Jeff Daniel Marion by Lynne P. Shackelford

Heather Ross Miller by Bes Stark Spangler

Jim Wayne Miller by Joyce Dyer

William Mills by William Grimes Cherry III

Robert Morgan by William Harmon

Willie Morris by Julius Rowan Raper

Marsha Norman by Billy J. Harbin and Jill Stapleton Bergeron

Guy Owen by Mary C. Williams

Ishmael Reed by Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

George Addison Scarbrough by Robert L. Phillips

James Seay by William Aarnes

Eve Shelnutt by Elsa Nettels

Dave Smith by Corrinne Hales

R. T. Smith by Linda Welden

Dabney Stuart by Gilbert Allen

Henry [Splawn] Taylor by Elizabeth McGeachy Mills

Richard [Williford] Tillinghast by Ed Ingebretsen

Margaret Walker by Mary Hughes Brookhart

James Whitehead by Thomas E. Dasher

Jonathan Williams by John E. Bassett

Miller Williams by Timothy Dow Adams

Tom Wolfe by Daphne H. O'Brien

Charles Wright by Margaret Mills Harper

Appendices

General Bibliography

Index

Contributors

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