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Growing Up in the South
     

Growing Up in the South

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by Suzanne Jones (Editor), Suzanne W. Jones (Introduction)
 

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Something about the South has inspired the imaginations of an extraordinary number of America’s best storytellers—and greatest writers. That quality may be a rich, unequivocal sense of place, a living connection with the past, or the contradictions and passions that endow this region with awesome beauty and equally awesome tragedy. The stories in this

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Something about the South has inspired the imaginations of an extraordinary number of America’s best storytellers—and greatest writers. That quality may be a rich, unequivocal sense of place, a living connection with the past, or the contradictions and passions that endow this region with awesome beauty and equally awesome tragedy. The stories in this superb collection of modern Southern writing are about childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood—in other words, about growing up in the South. Flannery O’Connor’s “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” set in a South that remains segregated even after segregation is declared illegal, is the story of a white college student who chastises his mother for her prejudice against blacks. But black, white, aristocrat, or sharecropper, each of these 23 authors is unmistakably Southern—and their writing is indisputably wonderful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451528735
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/21/2003
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
592,793
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Suzanne W. Jones is a professor of American Literature and Women’s Studies at the University of Richmond. The author of a number of essays about southern literature, she is also the editor of another collection of stories, Crossing the Color Line: Readings in Black and White, and two collections of essays, South to a New Place (with Sharon Monteith) and Writing the Woman Artist.

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