Synopses & Reviews
The Literature of the American Southreconsiders southern writing from its seventeenth-century origins to its flourishing present. Featuring the works of eighty-seven classic, contemporary, and newly recovered writers of all genres'"poetry, short fiction, drama, novels, autobiography, criticism, sermons, memoirs, journals, and letters'"this groundbreaking anthology sheds new light on the creative power of the southern imagination.
For nearly four centuries, the American South has been home to a vital literary tradition.
About the Author
William L. Andrews(Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Editor, "The Literature of Slavery and Freedom," Co-Editor, "the Literature of the Reconstruction to the New Negro Renaissance." E. Maynard Adams Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. General editor of the Wisconsin Studies in American Autobiography series and The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology, and co-editor of The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. Other works include The Literary Career of Charles W. Chesnutt; To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760'"1865; Sisters of the Spirit; Critical Essays on Frederick Douglass; and Classic Fiction of the Harlem Renaissance.Minrose C. Gwin(Ph.D. University of Tennessee) is professor of English at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of The Feminine and Faulkner: Reading (Beyond) Sexual Difference and Blackand White Women of the Old South: The Peculiar Sisterhood in American Literature.
Trudier Harris(Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of five books, most recently The Power of the Porch: The Storyteller"s Craft in Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Kenan, and a co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Women"s Writing in the United Statesand The Oxford Companion to African American Literature.
Fred Hobson(Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is Lineberger Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous books, most recently Mencken: A Life and The Southern Writer in the Postmodern World, and a co-editor of Southern Literary Journal.