Chapter 15. The Old Southwest: Humor, Tall Tales, and the Grotesque

  1. Charles L. Crow
  1. Rosemary D. Cox

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999080.ch16

A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America

A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America

How to Cite

Cox, R. D. (2003) The Old Southwest: Humor, Tall Tales, and the Grotesque, in A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America (ed C. L. Crow), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470999080.ch16

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631226314

Online ISBN: 9780470999080

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Keywords:

  • old southwest literature;
  • humor;
  • tall tales;
  • georgia scenes;
  • antebellum south

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Toward a View of Humor of the Old Southwest

  • Boundaries: The Antebellum South

  • Authorship: The Gentleman Narrator

  • Realism: A Frontier Perspective

  • The Humor of Character: A Kaleidoscope of Personalities

  • Tall Tales: Surviving an Untamed Land

  • The Grotesque: Unregenerate Human Nature

  • The Literary Legacy