By Richard Gray, Owen Robinson
From slave narratives to the Civil conflict, and from kingdom song to Southern game, this significant other is the definitive consultant to the literature and tradition of the yank South.
- Includes dialogue of the visible arts, song, society, background, and politics within the zone
- Combines therapy of significant literary works and old occasions with a survey of broader topics, activities and concerns
- Explores the paintings of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Huston, Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, in addition to these - black and white, female and male - who're writing now
- Co-edited by way of the esteemed student Richard grey, writer of the acclaimed quantity, A heritage of yankee Literature (Blackwell, 2003)
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Additional resources for A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South
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Batteau, Allen W. (1990) The Invention of Appalachia. Tucson, AZ. Berlin, Ira (1998) Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America. Cambridge, MA. Black, Earle and Black, Merle (1987) Politics and Society in the South. Cambridge, MA. ) (1981–4) Perspectives on the American South: An Annual Review of Society, Politics, and Culture, Vols. I and II. New York. Blassingame, John W. (1972) The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York. Boles, John B.