Landscapes of the Heart (Voices of the South Series) / Edition 1

Landscapes of the Heart (Voices of the South Series) / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Spencer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080712916X

ISBN-13: 9780807129166

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

With charm and vivid detail, the acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Spencer acquaints readers with the places and people, the pleasures and heartaches, she has known in her life. From her idyllic childhood in small-town Mississippi onward, a questioning spirit and voracity for reading and writing shape Spencer's course: her formal and informal educations at

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With charm and vivid detail, the acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Spencer acquaints readers with the places and people, the pleasures and heartaches, she has known in her life. From her idyllic childhood in small-town Mississippi onward, a questioning spirit and voracity for reading and writing shape Spencer's course: her formal and informal educations at Vanderbilt and in Rome, Florence, New York, and Montreal, and her break with the culturally rigid segregated society from which she sprang; her friendships with such great writers as Eudora Welty, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, and Robert Penn Warren; and her own many remarkable literary successes. A deeply affecting memoir by an esteemed American author, Landscapes of the Heart reveals Spencer to be both a part of and forever apart from her beloved southern roots.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807129166
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Voices of the South Series
Edition description:
First LSU Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
224,821
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
List of Illustrationsxv
Part 1The Circled World
1.Riding Out3
2.The Town6
3.The McCains8
4.A Christian Education18
5.Down on Teoc24
6.Malmaison and the Choctaw Chief39
7.The Spencers48
8.Religion61
9.The Old Ladies68
10.Field of Battle79
11.Some Old Gentlemen and Others89
12.The Day Before99
Part 2School
13.Miss Jennie and Miss Willie109
14.Growing Pains118
15.Some Social Notes132
16.The Poet138
17."Them"145
18.College160
Part 3Widening Orbits
19.Vanderbilt Days173
20.Vanderbilt and Beyond186
21.The Magic Summer213
22.The Gulf Coast230
23.New York and Beyond246
24.Return to Italy261
25.Homecoming286
26.Leave-taking292
27.Writing in New York299
28.Places to Come To307
29.The Road Back328
Index335

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