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The Grandissimes (Pelican Pouch Series)

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When The Grandissimes was first published in 1880, the book was criticized for its portrayal of forbidden love and the clash of cultures during the Reconstruction. Since then, the novel has been considered a masterful critique of racial and social inequality that resonates with readers even today. Cable's work has been compared to that of writers as varied as Balzac, John Kennedy Toole, and Henry James. Kenneth Holditch is a Research Professor Emeritus at the University of New Orleans, where he has taught for thirty-two years. He is the founding editor of The Tennessee Williams Journal and has published numerous short stories, articles, and critical essays. He is a founder of the Tennessee Williams Festivals in New Orleans and in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and is also a founding member of the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society. He is currently at work on a biography of John Kennedy Toole.ABOUT THE AUTHOROne of the greatest and most celebrated Southern writers of his day, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) helped lead the Local Color movement of the late 1800s with his pioneering use of dialect and his skill with the short-story form. A Southern reformist, Cable faithfully depicted the Creole way of life during the transitional post-Civil War period. After serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he began to write for the New Orleans Picayune. Cable has been called the most important Southern artist working in the late nineteenth century, as well as the first modern Southern writer. A complete listing of his books published by Pelican is available by request. The Grandissimes is the first realistic portrayal of the clash of Creole culture with the new Americans. It is perhaps his greatest work.

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Criticized in 1880 for its portrayal of forbidden love and the clash of cultures, this novel is now considered a masterful critique of racial and social inequality.

Synopsis:

When The Grandissimes was first published in 1880, the book was criticized for its portrayal of forbidden love and the clash of cultures during the Reconstruction. Since then, the novel has been considered a masterful critique of racial and social inequality that resonates with readers even today. Cable's work has been compared to that of writers as varied as Balzac, John Kennedy Toole, and Henry James.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565549012
Foreword:
Holditch, W. Kenneth
Author:
Holditch, W. Kenneth
Foreword by:
Holditch, W. Kenneth
Foreword:
Holditch, W. Kenneth
Author:
Cable, George Washington
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Location:
Gretna, La.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Culture conflict
Subject:
Vendetta
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Creoles
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Pelican Pouch Series
Series Volume:
SB-116
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
491
Dimensions:
7.00x4.35x1.11 in. .92 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Criticized in 1880 for its portrayal of forbidden love and the clash of cultures, this novel is now considered a masterful critique of racial and social inequality.
"Synopsis" by , When The Grandissimes was first published in 1880, the book was criticized for its portrayal of forbidden love and the clash of cultures during the Reconstruction. Since then, the novel has been considered a masterful critique of racial and social inequality that resonates with readers even today. Cable's work has been compared to that of writers as varied as Balzac, John Kennedy Toole, and Henry James.
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