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Tell about the South: The Southern Rage to Explain
     

Tell about the South: The Southern Rage to Explain

by Fred C. Hobson
 

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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

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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 books that sought to explain the region to outsiders as well as to fellow southerners, and perhaps most of all to themselves.

Product Details

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)

Meet the Author

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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