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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807128442
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Fleming Lectures
  • Pages: 235
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida, is the author of Southern Honor, The House of Percy, and The Shaping of Southern Culture, among other books.

Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida, is the author of Southern Honor, The House of Percy, and The Shaping of Southern Culture, among other books.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
I The Origins of Southern Literary Melancholy 1
1 Alienation and Art: Poe's Raven 3
II Sectionalism, War, Defeat 33
2 Literary Fire-Eaters: A "Culture of Failure": Tucker, Hammond, and Ruffin 35
3 The "Golden Goal" Unachieved: William Gilmore Simms & Co 63
4 The "English Malady" in Southern Poetry: 1830-1880 92
III Subversive Humor, Melancholy Dualities 129
5 The Little Shop Girl's Sad Knight: O. Henry 131
6 The Trickster Motif and Disillusion: Uncle Remus and Mark Twain 155
IV The Impact of Female Writers 179
7 Lowering Birds at the Dawn of Modernism: Constance Fenimore Woolson and Kate Chopin 181
8 A Female "Southern Renaissance": Willa Cather and Ellen Glasgow 209
Index 231
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