Tell about the South: The Southern Rage to Explain

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In this insight-studded work that established him as the premier interpreter of southern literary culture, Fred Hobson explores the southern urge toward self-examination, the seeming compulsion of southern writers to discuss their region — some defending it, others damning it. He focuses on fourteen practitioners of the southern genre of regional confession who wrote between 1850 and 1970, showing how they — in many cases linking their own destinies with the fate of the South — produced deeply felt, impassioned ...

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1998 Trade paperback Reprint. New/Unused. Very minor defects to the exterior, not affecting the text. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 391 p. Southern Literary Studies. ... Audience: General/trade. NEW/UNUSED from the Publisher. Very minor defects to the exterior, not affecting the text. U.S. Domestic Tracking/Confirmation Included. Will Ship International, to the Military, and Priority. [Product Description: Tell About the South explores the southern self-examination. The South's writers discuss their region-some defending it, others damning it. The author focuses on fourteen practitioners of the genre of regional confession who wrote between 1850-1970, showing how they-in many cases linking their own destinies with the fate of the South-produced deeply felt, impassioned books that sought to explain the region to outsiders as well as to fellow southerners, and perhaps most of all to themselves. ] Read more Show Less

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Overview

In this insight-studded work that established him as the premier interpreter of southern literary culture, Fred Hobson explores the southern urge toward self-examination, the seeming compulsion of southern writers to discuss their region — some defending it, others damning it. He focuses on fourteen practitioners of the southern genre of regional confession who wrote between 1850 and 1970, showing how they — in many cases linking their own destinies with the fate of the South — produced deeply felt, impassioned books that sought to explain the region to outsiders as well as to fellow southerners, and perhaps most of all to themselves.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807111314
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1983
  • Series: Southern Literary Studies
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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Fred Hobson is Lineberger Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author, most recently, of Mencken: A Life.

Fred Hobson is Lineberger Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author, most recently, of Mencken: A Life.

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