Storied South Voices of Writers and Artists

ISBN-10: 1469607549
ISBN-13: 9781469607542
Edition: 2013
Authors: William Ferris
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Description: The Storied South features the voices--by turn searching and honest, coy and scathing--of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston,  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 8/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.02" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

The Storied South features the voices--by turn searching and honest, coy and scathing--of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward. Masterfully drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by renowned folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years, the book reveals how storytelling is viscerally tied to southern identity and how the work of these southern or southern-inspired creators has shaped the way Americans think and talk about the South.The Storied South offers a unique, intimate opportunity to sit at the table with these men and women and learn how they worked and how they perceived their art. The volume also features 45 of Ferris's striking photographic portraits of the speakers and a CD and a DVD of original audio and films of the interviews.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Writers
Eudora Welty
Ernest Gaines
Robert Penn Warren
Alice Walker
Alex Haley
Margaret Walker
Sterling Brown
Scholars
Cleanth Brooks
John Blassingame
Charles Seeger
John Dollard
C. Vann Woodward
Musicians
Bobby Rush
Pete Seeger
Photographers
Walker Evans
William Christenberry
William Eggleston
Painters
Sam Gilliam
Ed McGowin
Benny Andrews
Carroll Cloar
Rebecca Davenport
William Dunlap
Maud Gatewood
George Wardlaw
Julien Binford
Conclusion
Selected Bibliography, Discography, and Filmography
Index
Textual Credits
CD and DVD Notes

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