Literature (New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture #9) (Paperback)

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Literature (New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture #9) (Paperback)


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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here.

Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Product Details ISBN: 9780807858752
ISBN-10: 0807858757
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2008
Pages: 534
Language: English
Series: New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture