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The Female Tradition in Southern Literature

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780252064449
Pages : 300 pages
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Download The Female Tradition in Southern Literature PDF Format Full Free by Carol S. Manning and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of critical essays examines the contributions to and influences on literature that have been made by Southern women writers.--From publisher description.


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The History of Southern Women's Literature

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Publisher : LSU Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780807127537
Pages : 724 pages
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Download The History of Southern Women's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Carolyn Perry and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2002-03-01 with total page 724 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many of America’s foremost, and most beloved, authors are also southern and female: Mary Chesnut, Kate Chopin, Ellen Glasgow, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, and Lee Smith, to name several. Designating a writer as “southern” if her work reflects the region’s grip on her life, Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise Weaks have produced an invaluable guide to the richly diverse and enduring tradition of southern women’s literature. Their comprehensive history—the first of its kind in a relatively young field—extends from the pioneer woman to the career woman, embracing black and white, poor and privileged, urban and Appalachian perspectives and experiences. The History of Southern Women’s Literature allows readers both to explore individual authors and to follow the developing arc of various genres across time. Conduct books and slave narratives; Civil War diaries and letters; the antebellum, postbellum, and modern novel; autobiography and memoirs; poetry; magazine and newspaper writing—these and more receive close attention. Over seventy contributors are represented here, and their essays discuss a wealth of women’s issues from four centuries: race, urbanization, and feminism; the myth of southern womanhood; preset images and assigned social roles—from the belle to the mammy—and real life behind the facade of meeting others’ expectations; poverty and the labor movement; responses to Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the influence of Gone with the Wind. The history of southern women’s literature tells, ultimately, the story of the search for freedom within an “insidious tradition,” to quote Ellen Glasgow. This teeming volume validates the deep contributions and pleasures of an impressive body of writing and marks a major achievement in women’s and literary studies.


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The Companion to Southern Literature

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Publisher : LSU Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780807126929
Pages : 1054 pages
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Download The Companion to Southern Literature PDF Format Full Free by Joseph M. Flora and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2001-11-01 with total page 1054 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Selected as an Outstanding Reference Source by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association There are many anthologies of southern literature, but this is the first companion. Neither a survey of masterpieces nor a biographical sourcebook, The Companion to Southern Literature treats every conceivable topic found in southern writing from the pre-Columbian era to the present, referencing specific works of all periods and genres. Top scholars in their fields offer original definitions and examples of the concepts they know best, identifying the themes, burning issues, historical personalities, beloved icons, and common or uncommon stereotypes that have shaped the most significant regional literature in memory. Read the copious offerings straight through in alphabetical order (Ancestor Worship, Blue-Collar Literature, Caves) or skip randomly at whim (Guilt, The Grotesque, William Jefferson Clinton). Whatever approach you take, The Companion’s authority, scope, and variety in tone and interpretation will prove a boon and a delight. Explored here are literary embodiments of the Old South, New South, Solid South, Savage South, Lazy South, and “Sahara of the Bozart.” As up-to-date as grit lit, K Mart fiction, and postmodernism, and as old-fashioned as Puritanism, mules, and the tall tale, these five hundred entries span a reach from Lady to Lesbian Literature. The volume includes an overview of every southern state’s belletristic heritage while making it clear that the southern mind extends beyond geographical boundaries to form an essential component of the American psyche. The South’s lavishly rich literature provides the best means of understanding the region’s deepest nature, and The Companion to Southern Literature will be an invaluable tool for those who take on that exciting challenge. Description of Contents 500 lively, succinct articles on topics ranging from Abolition to Yoknapatawpha 250 contributors, including scholars, writers, and poets 2 tables of contents — alphabetical and subject — and a complete index A separate bibliography for most entries


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Elizabeth Spencer's Complicated Cartographies

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230623395
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Elizabeth Spencer's Complicated Cartographies PDF Format Full Free by C. Seltzer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-07-20 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book subjects the works of Elizabeth Spencer, critically acclaimed but canonically marginalized, to a study that reveals their interaction with the southern canon as they question its boundaries and remap the long-established landscapes of southern identity.


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Inventing Southern Literature

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13 : 9781604737769
Pages : 219 pages
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Download Inventing Southern Literature PDF Format Full Free by Michael Kreyling and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2012 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I take...an outward route, arguing that the Agrarian project was and must be seen as a willed campaign on the part of one elite to establish and control 'the South' in a period of intense cultural maneuvering. The principal organizers of I'll Take My Stand knew full well there were other 'Souths' than the one they touted; they deliberately presented a fabricated South as the one and only real thing. In Inventing Southern Literature Michael Kreyling casts a penetrating ray upon the traditional canon of southern literature and questions the modes by which it was created. He finds that it was, indeed, an invention rather than a creation. In the 1930s the foundations were laid by the Fugitive-Agrarian group, a band of poet-critics that wished not only to design but also to control the southern cultural entity in a conservative political context. From their heyday to the present, Kreyling investigates the historical conditions under which literary and cultural critics have invented the South and how they have chosen its representations. Through his study of these choices, Kreyling argues that interested groups have shaped meanings that preserve a South as the South. As the Fugitive-Agrarians molded the region according to their definition in I'll Take My Stand, they professed to have developed a critical method that disavowed any cultural or political intent or content, a claim that Kreyling disproves. He shows that their torch was taken by Richard Weaver on the Right and Louis D. Rubin, Jr., on the Center-Left and that both critics tried to preserve the Fugitive-Agrarian credo despite the severe stresses imposed during the era of desegregation. As the southern literary paradigm has been attacked and defended, certain issues have remained in the forefront. Kreyling takes on three: reconciling the imperatives of race with the traditional definitions of the South; testing the ways white women writers of the South have negotiated space within or outside the paradigm; and analyzing the critics' use and abuse of William Faulkner (the major figure of southern literature) as they have relied on his achievement to anchor the total project called Southern Literature. Michael Kreyling, a professor of English at Vanderbilt University, is the author of several books, including "Eudora Welty's Achievement of Order" and "Author and Agent: Eudora Welty and Diarmuid Russell."


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Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443858714
Pages : 225 pages
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Download Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry PDF Format Full Free by Stéphanie Durrans and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-03-26 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays provides new insights into the theme of inheritance in American women’s writing, ranging from Emily Dickinson’s appropriation of Shakespeare’s legacy to Meredith Sue Willis’s exploration of the tension between material inheritance and spiritual heritage in the Appalachian context. Using diverse critical and theoretical models, the twelve contributors examine women’s problematic relationship to inheritance in a variety of historical, geographical, and personal contexts, bringing to the fore a number of strategies of resistance and empowerment that have helped women cope with the burden or the lack of any inheritance through the centuries. Grouped into four sections, these essays successively investigate women’s attempts to grapple with the curse of personal or national inheritance, the troubled relationship with the father figure, the classic trope of the haunted, Gothic house, and the plight of more contemporary women writers who have been relegated to the dead zone of American literary inheritance. Of crucial importance for all of these writers is the tension between the home and the land, as well as a questioning of intertextuality as the starting-point for a reconfiguration of the self in its relationship with the past.


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The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 042975292X
Pages : 174 pages
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Download The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Jacqueline K. Bryant and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-29 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature. The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women’s works differs significantly from the older black women portrayed in early white women’s works. The foremother figure, then emerging in early black women’s fiction revises the stereotypical mother figure in early white women’s fiction. In the context of the mulatta heroine the foremother produces minimal language that, through an Afrocentric rhetoric, distinguishes her from the stereotypical mother and thus links her peripheral role and unusual behaviour to cultural continuity and radical uplift.


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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 110743467X
Pages : 264 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South PDF Format Full Free by Sharon Monteith and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-08-19 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion maps the dynamic literary landscape of the American South. From pre- and post-Civil War literature to modernist and civil rights fictions and writing by immigrants in the 'global' South of the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars explore the region's established and emergent literary traditions. Touching on poetry and song, drama and screenwriting, key figures such as William Faulkner and Eudora Welty, and iconic texts such as Gone with the Wind, chapters investigate how issues of class, poverty, sexuality and regional identity have textured Southern writing across generations. The volume's rich contextual approach highlights patterns and connections between writers while offering insight into the development of Southern literary criticism, making this Companion a valuable guide for students and teachers of American literature, American studies and the history of storytelling in America.


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Beth Henley

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ISBN 13 : 1135721149
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Beth Henley PDF Format Full Free by Julia A. Fesmire and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-21 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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Entitled to the Pedestal

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Publisher : University of Iowa Press
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ISBN 13 : 1587297329
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Entitled to the Pedestal PDF Format Full Free by Nghana tamu Lewis and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2007-04 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this searching study, Nghana Lewis offers a close reading of the works and private correspondences, essays, and lectures of five southern white women writers: Julia Peterkin, Gwen Bristow, Caroline Gordon, Willa Cather, and Lillian Smith. At the core of this work is a sophisticated reexamination of the myth of southern white womanhood. Lewis overturns the conventional argument that white women were passive and pedestal-bound. Instead, she argues that these figures were complicit in the day-to-day dynamics of power and authorship and stood to gain much from these arrangements at the expense of others. At the same time that her examination of southern mythology explodes received wisdom, it is also a journey of self-discovery. As Lewis writes in her preface, “As a proud daughter of the South, I have always been acutely aware of the region’s rich cultural heritage, folks, and foodstuffs. How could I not be? I was born and reared in Lafayette, Louisiana, where an infant’s first words are not ‘da-da’ and ‘ma-ma’ but ‘crawfish boil’ and ‘fais-do-do.’ . . . I have also always been keenly familiar with its volatile history.” Where these conflicting images—and specifically the role of white southern women as catalysts, vindicators, abettors, and antagonists—meet forms the crux of this study. As such, this study of the South by a daughter of the South offers a distinctive perspective that illuminates the texts in novel and provocative ways.


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A Literary History of Mississippi

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ISBN 13 : 1496811925
Pages : 352 pages
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Download A Literary History of Mississippi PDF Format Full Free by Lorie Watkins and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2017-05-31 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With contributions by: Ted Atkinson, Robert Bray, Patsy J. Daniels, David A. Davis, Taylor Hagood, Lisa Hinrichsen, Suzanne Marrs, Greg O�Brien, Ted Ownby, Ed Piacentino, Claude Pruitt, Thomas J. Richardson, Donald M. Shaffer, Theresa M. Towner, Terrence T. Tucker, Daniel Cross Turner, Lorie Watkins, and Ellen Weinauer Mississippi is a study in contradictions. One of the richest states when the Civil War began, it emerged as possibly the poorest and remains so today. Geographically diverse, the state encompasses ten distinct landform regions. As people traverse these, they discover varying accents and divergent outlooks. They find pockets of inexhaustible wealth within widespread, grinding poverty. Yet the most illiterate, disadvantaged state has produced arguably the nation�s richest literary legacy. Why Mississippi? What does it mean to write in a state of such extremes? To write of racial and economic relations so contradictory and fraught as to defy any logic? Willie Morris often quoted William Faulkner as saying, �To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.� What Faulkner (or more likely Morris) posits is that Mississippi is not separate from the world. The country�s fascination with Mississippi persists because the place embodies the very conflicts that plague the nation. This volume examines indigenous literature, Southwest humor, slave narratives, and the literature of the Civil War. Essays on modern and contemporary writers and the state�s changing role in southern studies look at more recent literary trends, while essays on key individual authors offer more information on luminaries including Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, and Margaret Walker. Finally, essays on autobiography, poetry, drama, and history span the creative breadth of Mississippi�s literature. Written by literary scholars closely connected to the state, the volume offers a history suitable for all readers interested in learning more about Mississippi�s great literary tradition.


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A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 0470756691
Pages : 672 pages
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Download A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South PDF Format Full Free by Richard Gray and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature and culture of the American South. Includes discussion of the visual arts, music, society, history, and politics in the region Combines treatment of major literary works and historical events with a survey of broader themes, movements and issues Explores the work of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Huston, Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, as well as those - black and white, male and female - who are writing now Co-edited by the esteemed scholar Richard Gray, author of the acclaimed volume, A History of American Literature (Blackwell, 2003)


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Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

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ISBN 13 : 0429752776
Pages : 632 pages
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Download Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature PDF Format Full Free by Various Authors and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-02-25 with total page 632 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volumes in this set, originally published between 1995 and 1999, is a collection of works by leading academics on African American Literature. The set provides a rigorous examination of the effect of music in the culture of African American society, and how it has impacted the literature of African American writers, it also looks at the presentation of black women in the writings of both black and white writers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. Finally the book looks at the experience of black writers living abroad. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of literature, history and specifically black American history.


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Writers of the American Renaissance

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 031332140X
Pages : 458 pages
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Download Writers of the American Renaissance PDF Format Full Free by Denise D. Knight and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A-Z entries detail the lives, works, and critical reception of more than 70 American writers of the 19th century.


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Black Women in New South Literature and Culture

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ISBN 13 : 1135244464
Pages : 172 pages
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Download Black Women in New South Literature and Culture PDF Format Full Free by Sherita L. Johnson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-09-11 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using the "the Negro Problem" in African American literature as a point of departure, this book focuses on the profound impact that racism had on the literary imagination of black Americans, specifically those in the South. Although the South has been one of the most enduring sites of criticism in American Studies and in American literary history, Johnson argues that it is impossible to consider what the "South" and what "southernness" mean as cultural references without looking at how black women have contributed to and contested any unified definition of that region. Johnson challenges the homogeneity of a "white" South and southern cultural identity by recognizing how fictional and historical black women are underacknowledged agents of cultural change. Johnson regards the South as a cultural region that (re)constructs black womanhood, but she also considers how black womanhood have transformed the South. Specialists in nineteenth and twentieth century American literature will find this book a necessary addition, as will scholars of African American Literature and History.


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Dirt and Desire

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 0226944921
Pages : 342 pages
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Download Dirt and Desire PDF Format Full Free by Patricia Yaeger and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-02-15 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of southern writing—the Dixie Limited, if you will—runs along an iron path: an official narrative of a literature about community, about place and the past, about miscegenation, white patriarchy, and the epic of race. Patricia Yaeger dynamites the rails, providing an entirely new set of categories through which to understand southern literature and culture. For Yaeger, works by black and white southern women writers reveal a shared obsession with monstrosity and the grotesque and with the strange zones of contact between black and white, such as the daily trauma of underpaid labor and the workings of racial and gender politics in the unnoticed yet all too familiar everyday. Yaeger also excavates a southern fascination with dirt—who owns it, who cleans it, and whose bodies are buried in it. Yaeger's brilliant, theoretically informed readings of Zora Neale Hurston, Harper Lee, Carson McCullers, Toni Morrison, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, and Eudora Welty (among many others) explode the mystifications of southern literary tradition and forge a new path for southern studies. The book won the Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Award given by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.


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A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1

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Download A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1 PDF Format Full Free by Harilaos Stecopoulos and published by . This book was released on 2021-05-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of the Literature of the U.S. South provides scholars with a dynamic and heterogeneous examination of southern writing from John Smith to Natasha Trethewey. Eschewing a master narrative limited to predictable authors and titles, the anthology adopts a variegated approach that emphasizes the cultural and political tensions crucial to the making of this regional literature. Certain chapters focus on major white writers (e.g., Thomas Jefferson, William Faulkner, the Agrarians, Cormac McCarthy), but a substantial portion of the work foregrounds the achievements of African American writers like Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, and Sarah Wright to address the multiracial and transnational dimensions of this literary formation. Theoretically informed and historically aware, the volume's contributors collectively demonstrate how southern literature constitutes an aesthetic, cultural and political field that richly repays examination from a variety of critical perspectives.