A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America by Charles Crow

By Charles Crow

The Blackwell better half to American local Literature is the main complete source but released for examine of this renowned box.

  • The such a lot inclusive survey but released of yankee nearby literature.
  • Represents a large choice of theoretical and ancient approaches.
  • Surveys the literature of particular areas from California to New England and from Alaska to Hawaii.
  • Discusses authors and teams who've been very important in defining local American literature.

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Spirit of Place: The Making of an American Literary Landscape. Washington DC: Island. Valdez, Luis (1990). ” California History 68, 162–71. The Cultural Work of American Regionalism 25 2 The Cultural Work of American Regionalism Stephanie Foote I Regional writing might be the great comeback story of American literature. Extraordinarily important in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it has been the subject of a fascinating and widespread critical rediscovery during the past thirty or so years.

Seattle: University of Washington Press. O’Connor, Flannery (1969). Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose, ed. Sally and Robert Fitzgerald. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Proulx, Annie (1999). Close Range: Wyoming Stories. New York: Scribner. Putnam, Robert (2000). Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. New York: Simon & Schuster. Rampersad, Arnold (1990). “V. S. Naipaul: Turning in the South,” Raritan 10 (Summer), 24– 47. Robinson, Marilynne (1987). Interview. ), At the Field’s End: 24 Michael Kowalewski Interviews with Twenty Pacific Northwest Writers, 220–30.

Regional writing, imaginatively devoted to the concerns of discrete localities, is also therefore committed to asking what place local knowledges have in the construction of a national tradition. While it would be impossible to say that every text that can be assigned to the genre of regional writing arrived at the same response to the pressing question of how to evaluate the category of the local, it is fair to say at the very least that almost all regional texts have as an organizing principle a deep desire to understand what the local is, and what the local does.

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