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The Resource Rough South, rural South : region and class in recent southern literature, edited by Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry

Rough South, rural South : region and class in recent southern literature, edited by Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry

Label
Rough South, rural South : region and class in recent southern literature
Title
Rough South, rural South
Title remainder
region and class in recent southern literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry
Title variation
Region and class in recent southern literature
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Essays in Rough South, Rural South describe and discuss the work of southern writers who began their careers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. They fall into two categories. Some, born into the working class, strove to become writers and learned without benefit of higher education, such writers as Larry Brown and William Gay. Others came from lower- or middle-class backgrounds and became writers through practice and education: Dorothy Allison, Tom Franklin, Tim Gautreaux, Clyde Edgerton, Kaye Gibbons, Silas House, Jill McCorkle, Chris Offutt, Ron Rash, Lee Smith, Brad Watson, Daniel Woodrell, and Steve Yarbrough. Their twenty-first-century colleagues are Wiley Cash, Peter Farris, Skip Horack, Michael Farris Smith, Barb Johnson, and Jesmyn Ward. In his seminal article, Erik Bledsoe distinguishes Rough South writers from such writers as William Faulkner and Erskine Caldwell. Younger writers who followed Harry Crews were born into and write about the Rough South. These writers undercut stereotypes, forcing readers to see the working poor differently. The next pieces begin with those on Crews and Cormac McCarthy, major influences on an entire generation. Later essays address members of both groups--the self-educated and the college-educated. Both groups share a clear understanding of the value of working-class southerners. Nearly all of the writers hold a reverence for the South's landscape and its inhabitants as well as an affinity for realistic depictions of setting and characters"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.R58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cash, Jean W.
  • Perry, Keith Ronald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Southern States
  • Working class in literature
  • Southern States
  • Literature and society
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • Working class in literature
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
Rough South, rural South : region and class in recent southern literature, edited by Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
908375162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9781496802330
Lccn
2015020367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908375162
Label
Rough South, rural South : region and class in recent southern literature, edited by Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
908375162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9781496802330
Lccn
2015020367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908375162

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