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Sojourn of a Stranger

Sojourn of a Stranger

  • Author: Walter Sullivan
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • ISBN: 9780807129173
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 316
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In his debut novel, published in 1957, Walter Sullivan reaches back a century to a time in Tennessee not so very different from the South just before the civil rights movement. Allen Hendrick finds his social standing, wealth and good breeding are overshadowed by the taint of Negro blood.

Place in American Fiction

Place in American Fiction

Excursions and Explorations

  • Author: Walter Sullivan
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826264343
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 265
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"This collection of essays devoted to the centrality of place in the short stories and novels of some of the twentieth century's most famous American writers was conceived as a way to honor the life and career of Walter Sullivan, an author for whom place was central both in his fiction and in his critical writing. The works explored in this volume range from the Middle West realism of Fitzgerald and Powers to the wilderness vision of Faulkner and the historical and political fiction of Warren." --Book Jacket.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

  • Author: M. Thomas Inge
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616645
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 536
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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.

Southern Writers

Southern Writers

A New Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: Joseph M. Flora,Amber Vogel
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • ISBN: 0807131237
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 504
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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: ...

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: ...

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Life You Save May Be Your Own

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

An American Pilgrimage

  • Author: Paul Elie
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429923954
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 576
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The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them-the School of the Holy Ghost-and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version

With Notes, Practical and Explanatory

  • Author: Henry Stebbing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 626
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The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible

Containing the Old Testament and the New

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Prolegomena to the History of Israel

Prolegomena to the History of Israel

With a Reprint of the Article 'Israel' from the Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Author: Julius Wellhausen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108053823
  • Category: History
  • Page: 574
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This is an 1885 English translation of an 1883 German work examining the history of worship and law in Israel.

Reinventing the South

Reinventing the South

Versions of a Literary Region

  • Author: Mark Royden Winchell
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826265098
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 253
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"Surveys the revivification and reinvention of southern culture and literature, and the influence of the Agrarians, Fugitives, New Critics, and popular writers, including John Gould Fletcher, Robert Penn Warren, Monroe K. Spears, Walter Sullivan, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, William Humphrey, and Cormac McCarthy"--Provided by publisher.