South to a New Place Region, Literature, Culture

ISBN-10: 0807128406

ISBN-13: 9780807128404

Edition: 2002

Authors: Suzanne W. Jones, Sharon Monteith, Richard Gray

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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 394
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Suzanne W. Jones is an associate professor of English at the University of Richmond in Virginia. She is the editor of another collection of stories, "Growing Up in the South: An Anthology of Modern Southern Literature," and a collection of essays, "Writing the Woman Artist." Jones has published articles on Twentieth-century American fiction, women writers, and the literature of the South. Jones lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sharon Monteith is professor of American studies at the University of Nottingham.

#60;b#62;Richard Gray#60;/b#62; is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex and former Distinguished Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the United States. He is the first specialist in American literature to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy and has published over a dozen books on the topic, including the award-winning #60;i#62;Writing the South (Ideas of an American Region (1986) and The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography (1944). #60;/i#62; His #60;i#62;History of American Literature#60;/i#62; is widely considered to be one of the standard works on the subject.

Acknowledgments
Foreword: Inventing Communities, Imagining Places: Some Thoughts on Southern Self-Fashioning
Introduction: South to New Placesp. 1
Surveying the Territory
Where Is Southern Literature? The Practice of Place in a Postsouthern Agep. 23
Dismantling the Monolith: Southern Places - Past, Present, and Futurep. 44
Race and Intimacy: Albert Murray's South to a Very Old Placep. 58
Southern Culture on the Skids: Punk, Retro, Narcissism, and the Burden of Southern Historyp. 76
Larry Brown's Joe and the Uses and Abuses of the "Region" Conceptp. 96
Mapping the Region
I'll Take My Land: Contemporary Southern Agrariansp. 121
Toni Morrison's Revisionary "Nature Writing": Song of Solomon and the Blasted Pastoralp. 147
Native American Literature, Ecocriticism, and the South: The Inaccessible Worlds of Linda Hogan's Powerp. 165
Queer Locations, Queer Transformations: Randall Kenan's A Visitation of Spiritsp. 184
Into the Suburbs: Richard Ford's Sportswriter Novels and the Place of Southern Fictionp. 196
Placing the Postsouthern "International City": Atlanta in Tom Wolfe's A Man in Fullp. 208
Outsiders with Inside Information: The Vietnamese in the Fiction of the Contemporary American Southp. 235
Postmodern Southern Vacation: Vacation Advertising, Globalization, and Southern Regionalismp. 253
Making Global Connections
Italy and the United States: The Politics and Poetics of the "Southern Problem"p. 285
North, South, East, West: Constructing Region in Southern and East German Literaturep. 303
"Of the Same Blood as This America and Its History": William Faulkner and Spanish American Literaturep. 320
The South and Britain: Celtic Cultural Connectionsp. 340
Afterword: The South of the Mindp. 363
Contributorsp. 375
Indexp. 381
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