A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South

Editor(s): Richard Gray, Owen Robinson

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631224044

Online ISBN: 9780470756935

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756935

About this Book

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)

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Themes and Issues

  3. Part III: Individuals and Movements

  4. Part IV: Afterword

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