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The Resource A web of words : the great dialogue of Southern literature, Richard Gray

A web of words : the great dialogue of Southern literature, Richard Gray

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A web of words : the great dialogue of Southern literature
Title
A web of words
Title remainder
the great dialogue of Southern literature
Statement of responsibility
Richard Gray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard Gray is known as both a leading European scholar in American literature and a leading international scholar of the literature of the American South. Through numerous examples drawn from southern literature, a historically conscious body of writing clearly in conversation with itself, Gray helps us understand how any literary tradition involves an open conversation between its texts - a web of words that stretches from the local to the transnational." "To read a southern story, poem, or play, Gray says, is to access a multitude of texts: surrounding, indwelling, echoing voices that exist within, and because of, a confluence of other voices. Gray first brings this idea alive by mapping the rhetoric of defeat across southern texts, with particular focus on those about the war in Vietnam. He then turns to another persistent topic in the great dialogue of southern literature: agrarianism and its viability as an alternative to globalism." "Finally, Gray charts three different intertextual practices involving writings both within and outside the South. One involves a transatlantic dialogue between the fiction of Eudora Welty and European folktale; one a conversation between the indisputably southern William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, whose regional ties are more fluid and equivocal; and one the transnational dialogue on immigration and the changing ethnic makeup of the South." "By talking, and listening, to many other writers, inside and outside the region, southern writers turn the intertextual space of their literature into a border territory. Their texts come to exist in an endless dialogue in which meaning is constantly being repositioned and redefined."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1944-
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Gray, Richard
Dewey number
813/.509
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.G693 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures
Series volume
no. 50
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  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Dialogue in literature
  • Conversation in literature
  • Dialogism (Literary analysis)
  • Intertextuality
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Dialogue in literature
  • Conversation in literature
  • Dialogism (Literary analysis)
  • Intertextuality
Label
A web of words : the great dialogue of Southern literature, Richard Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great dialogue : imagining disaster -- Pastoral and antipastoral : rewriting agrarianism -- Intertextualities : writing across borders
Control code
123136964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780820330051
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007015446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123136964
Label
A web of words : the great dialogue of Southern literature, Richard Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great dialogue : imagining disaster -- Pastoral and antipastoral : rewriting agrarianism -- Intertextualities : writing across borders
Control code
123136964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780820330051
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007015446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123136964

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