Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War: Trauma and Collective Memory in the American Literary Tradition since 1861

Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War: Trauma and Collective Memory in the American Literary Tradition since 1861

by Sharon Talley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621900139
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Sharon Talley, professor of English at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, is the author
of Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death and Student Companion to Herman Melville. Her
articles have appeared in American Imago, Journal of Men’s Studies, and Nineteenth-Century
Prose.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xxiii

Part 1 Novels from the Civil War Period (1861-1865)

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Augusta Jane Evans's Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice 11

Chapter 2 Sallie Rochester Ford's Raids and Romance of Morgan and His Men 29

Part 2 Novels from Reconstruction (1865-1877)

Introduction 51

Chapter 3 Marion Harland's Sunnybank 61

Chapter 4 Mary Anne Cruse's Cameron Hall: A Story of the Civil War 79

Chapter 5 Rebecca Harding Davis's Waiting for the Verdict 97

Part 3 Novels from the "Redeemed" South and the Turn of the Century (1877-1914)

Introduction 115

Chapter 6 Mary Noailles Murfree's Where the Battle Was Fought and The Storm Centre 123

Chapter 7 Ellen Glasgow's The Battle-Ground 141

Chapter 8 Mary Johnston's The Long Roll and Cease Firing 159

Part 4 Novels from the Modern Period (1914-1945)

Introduction 181

Chapter 9 Evelyn Scott's The Wave 191

Chapter 10 Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind 209

Chapter 11 Caroline Gordon's None Shall Look Back 231

Part 5 Novels Since World War II (1945-Present)

Introduction 257

Chapter 12 Margaret Walker's Jubilee 267

Chapter 13 Kaye Gibbons's On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon 289

Chapter 14 Josephine Humphreys's Nowhere Else on Earth 305

Chapter 15 Alice Randall's The Wind Done Gone 321

Notes 337

Works Cited 377

Index 411

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