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Georgia Voices

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ISBN-10: 0820316261

ISBN-13: 9780820316260

Edition: 1994

Authors: Hugh M. Ruppersburg, Conrad Aiken, Raymond Andrews, Roy Blount, Erskine Caldwell

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 9/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Ruppersburg is a professor of english and associate dean of arts and sciences at the University of Georgia.

Conrad Potter Aiken was born on August 5, 1889 in Savannah, Georgia. He attended Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, where he edited the school newspaper, played baseball, and won a tennis doubles championship. In 1907, he entered Harvard University and became friends with T.S. Eliot. Knowing he was destined to be a poet from an early age, Aiken is paradoxically regarded by some critics as both a dazzling craftsman and by others as being long-winded and vague. However, many critics feel that he was central to American literature, a "literary period in himself." Aiken is perhaps best known for his 1930 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Selected Poems (1929), but he regarded the poem…    

Erskine Caldwell has been called one of the most banned and censored authors in the United States. The son of a traveling minister, born in White Oak, Georgia in 1903, Caldwell received little formal education, as a young man, Caldwell took odd jobs and worked in the Southern states. He attended briefly Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina, and the Universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania for some semesters. Yet he became a prolific writer whose novels explore the seamy side of life in the American South. At the age of eighteen he went on a gun-running boat to South America, he played professional football and worked as mill-hand, cotton-picker, and in other such occupations. For a…