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The Long Haul: Conversations with Southern Novelists
     

The Long Haul: Conversations with Southern Novelists

by William Parrill
 

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This book is a collection of conversations with important contemporary Southern novelists and with Lewis P. Simpson, longtime co-editor of "The Southern Review" and an established authority on Southern literature. The two long conversations with Professor Simpson place the post World War II Southern novel in the context of modern literature and of the classical

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This book is a collection of conversations with important contemporary Southern novelists and with Lewis P. Simpson, longtime co-editor of "The Southern Review" and an established authority on Southern literature. The two long conversations with Professor Simpson place the post World War II Southern novel in the context of modern literature and of the classical Southern novel. Professor Simpson, who knew many of the giants of Southern literature, assesses the writers of the past and the possibilities of the future. The volume includes conversations with Ernest Gaines, Madison Jones, Shirley Ann Grau, David Madden, the late John William Corrington, James Wilcox, and Vance Bourjaily. A chapter by the editor about his relationship with the late Walker Percy concludes the volume. Co-published with Southeastern Louisiana State University.

Author Biography: William Parrill is Professor of Communication and English at Southeastern Louisiana State University.

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Ann B. Dobie
This is a book that is long overdue....It is readable, informative, and valuable for scholars and general readers. I wish I had done it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819190772
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
06/07/1994
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.67(d)

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William Parrill is Professor of Communication and English at Southeastern Louisiana State University.

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