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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.
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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.