Inventing Southern Literature / Edition 1

Inventing Southern Literature / Edition 1

by Michael Kreyling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578060451

ISBN-13: 9781578060450

Pub. Date: 03/01/1998

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

In Inventing Southern Literature Michael Kreyling casts a penetrating ray upon the traditional canon of southern literature and questions the modes by which it was created. He finds that it was, indeed, an invention rather than a creation. From their heyday to the present, Kreyling investigates the historical conditions under which literary and cultural critics have…  See more details below

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In Inventing Southern Literature Michael Kreyling casts a penetrating ray upon the traditional canon of southern literature and questions the modes by which it was created. He finds that it was, indeed, an invention rather than a creation. From their heyday to the present, Kreyling investigates the historical conditions under which literary and cultural critics have invented "the South" and how they have chosen its representations. Through his study of these choices, Kreyling argues that interested groups have shaped meanings that preserve "a South" as "the South."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578060450
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
IThe South of the Agrarians3
IIRichard Weaver and the Outline of Southern Literary History19
IIIRace, Literature, and History in the Work of Louis D. Rubin, Jr.33
IVSouthern Literature Anthologies and the Invention of the South56
VAfrican-American Writers and Southern Literary History76
VISouthern Women Writers and the Quentin Thesis100
VIISouthern Writing under the Influence of William Faulkner126
VIIIParody and Postsouthernness148
IXThe Invention of the South and the Culture War167
Works Cited183
Index195

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