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The Oxford book of the American South : testimony, memory, and fiction /

edited by Edward L. Ayers, Bradley C. Mittendorf.

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Names: Ayers, Edward L., | Mittendorf, Bradley C.,
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Topics: American literature - Southern States. | Littérature américaine - États-Unis (Sud) - Anthologies. | Geschichte | Literatur | Littérature américaine - États-Unis (sud) - Anthologies. | Littérature américaine - 20e siècle. | Anthologie. | American literature - Southern States. | Literature. | Anthologie
Regions: Southern States - Literary collections. | États-Unis (Sud) - Anthologies. | Southern States. | USA - Südstaaten | Etats Unis (sud) - civilisation. | Southern States - Literary collections. | Southeastern United States.
Genres: Literature. | Literary collections.
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245 04|aThe Oxford book of the American South :|btestimony, memory, and fiction /|cedited by Edward L. Ayers, Bradley C. Mittendorf.
260 |aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|c1997.
300 |ax, 597 pages ;|c22 cm
336 |atext|btxt|2rdacontent
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500 |aIncludes index.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 00|tfrom Travels /|rWilliam Bartram --|tfrom The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African /|rOlaudah Equiano --|tfrom Notes on the state of Virginia /|rThomas Jefferson --|tfrom the Reverend Francis Asbury's journal /|rFrancis Asbury --|tfrom The confessions of Nat Turner /|rNat Turner --|tfrom Georgia scenes /|rAugustus Baldwin Longstreet --|tfrom Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass /|rFrederick Douglass --|tfrom Social relations in our Southern states /|rDaniel R. Hundley --|tfrom Incidents in the life of a slave girl /|rHarriet Jacobs --|tfrom The adventures of Huckleberry Finn /|rMark Twain --|tfrom The mind of the South /|rW.J. Cash --|tfrom The making of a Southerner /|rKatharine Du Pre Lumpkin --|tfrom The confessions of Nat Turner /|rWilliam Styron --|tfrom Dessa Rose /|rSherley Anne Williams --|tfrom The Civil War diary of Sarah Morgan /|rSarah Morgan --|tfrom "Co. Aytch" /|rSam Watkins --|tfrom Red hills and cotton: an upcountry memory /|rBen Robertson --|tfrom Know nothing /|rMary Lee Settle --|tfrom The legacy of the Civil War /|rRobert Penn Warren --|tfrom Jubilee /|rMargaret Walker --|t"Dragged fighting from his tomb" /|rBarry Hannah --|t"Shiloh" /|rBobbie Ann Mason --|t"Letter to the Union Convention, 1865" /|rBlack Citizens of Tennessee --|t"Dave's neckliss" /|rCharles W. Chesnutt --|t"The little convent girl" /|rGrace King --|t"Desiree's baby" /|rKate Chopin --|tfrom Up from slavery /|rBooker T. Washington --|tfrom The souls of Black folk /|rW.E.B. Du Bois --|tfrom The deliverance /|rEllen Glasgow --|t"Wash" /|rWilliam Faulkner --|tfrom Gone with the wind /|rMargaret Mitchell --|tfrom I'll take my stand /|rTwelve Southerners --|tfrom "Boom town" /|rThomas Wolfe --|t"Kneel to the rising sun" /|rErskine Caldwell --|tfrom Their eyes were watching God /|rZora Neale Hurston --|t"Death of a traveling salesman" /|rEudora Welty --|tfrom Lanterns on the levee /|rWilliam Alexander Percy --|tfrom Let us now praise famous men /|rJames Agee --|tfrom Black boy /|rRichard Wright --|tfrom Invisible man /|rRalph Ellison --|tfrom I know why the caged bird sings /|rMaya Angelou --|tfrom Train whistle guitar /|rAlbert Murray --|tfrom A childhood, the biography of a place /|rHarry Crews --|tfrom Oral history /|rLee Smith --|tfrom I am one of you forever /|rFred Chappell --|tfrom Killers of the dream /|rLillian Smith --|t"Letter from Birmingham jail" /|rMartin Luther King, Jr. --|t"Everything that rises must converge" /|rFlannery O'Connor --|tfrom The last gentleman /|rWalker Percy --|tfrom North toward home /|rWillie Morris --|t"The sky is gray" /|rErnest J. Gaines --|tfrom Meridan /|rAlice Walker --|t"Why I like country music" /|rJames Alan McPherson --|t"Good-bye, good-bye, be always kind and true" /|rGeorge Garrett --|tfrom Keeper of the moon: a Southern boyhood /|rTim McLaurin --|t"The decline and fall of the Episcopal Church (in the year of our Lord 1952)" /|rPeter Taylor --|tfrom Salvation on Sand Mountain /|rDennis Covington --|tfrom Mississippi: an American Journey /|rAnthony Walton.
520 |aThe Oxford Book of the American South resonates with the words of black people and white, women and men, the powerless as well as the powerful. The collection presents the most telling fiction and nonfiction produced in the South from the late eighteenth century to the present. Renowned authors such as James Agee, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, Lee Smith, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor appear in these pages, but so do people whose writing did not immediately reach a large audience. For example, Harriet A. Jacobs' book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, which is now recognized as one of the most illuminating narratives of a former slave, was neglected for generations. And Sarah Morgan's powerful Civil War Diary has only recently come to widespread attention. The Oxford Book of the American South presents compelling autobiographies, diaries, memoirs, and journalism as well as stories and selections from novels, and runs the spectrum from the conservative to the radical, the traditional to the innovative. Editors Edward L. Ayers and Bradley C. Mittendorf have arranged these diverse readings so that they fit together into a rich mosaic of Southern life and history. The sections of the book - The Old South, The Civil War and Its Consequences, Hard Times, and The Turning - unfold a vivid record of life below the Mason-Dixon line. We see the antebellum period both from the perspective of those who experienced it first-hand, such as Thomas Jefferson and former slaves Olaudah Equiano and Frederick Douglass, and then from the perspective of authors looking back on that era, including William Styron and Sherley Anne Williams. Likewise, we see the Civil War through the eyes of witnesses such as Sam Watkins, through the eyes of later writers trying to make sense of the conflict, such as Robert Penn Warren, and through the eyes of those using the war's intense passions to fuel their fiction, such as Margaret Mitchell and Barry Hannah. The classic authors of the Southern Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s appear here in the context of the hard times in which they wrote. The years since World War II are chronicled in the powerful words of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," George Garrett's "Good-bye, Good-bye, Be Always Kind and True," and Peter Taylor's "The Decline and Fall of the Episcopal Church, in the Year of Our Lord 1952."
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