Stories Of The Modern South: Revised Edition

Paperback | August 1, 1995

byBen VariousEditorBen Forkner, Patrick S. J. Samway

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Some of the greatest storytellers of our time chronicle twentieth-century southern life.
 
Rich in irony, sly humor, and vivid, dramatic imagery, the literature of the modern South is a vital amalgam of a once-rural society’s storytelling tradition and the painful contradictions and cultural clashes brought about by rapid change. The stories in this collection are as diverse as the region itself, yet they are all connected by a shared history and a uniquely southern strain of American language and narrative. Contributors include Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, and Tennessee Williams.

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Rich in irony, sly humor, and vivid, dramatic imagery, the literature of the modern South is a vital amalgam of a once-rural society's storytelling tradition and the painful contradictions and cultural clashes brought about by rapid change. This excellent collection includes works by Truman Capote, James Agee, William Faulkner, Flanner...

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Some of the greatest storytellers of our time chronicle twentieth-century southern life.   Rich in irony, sly humor, and vivid, dramatic imagery, the literature of the modern South is a vital amalgam of a once-rural society’s storytelling tradition and the painful contradictions and cultural clashes brought about by rapid change. The s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.95 inPublished:August 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Table of Contents

Copyright Notices and Acknowledgments
Introduction
JAMES AGEE: "1928 Story"
JOHN BARTH: "Water-Message"
DORIS BETTS: "The Ugliest Pilgrim"
TRUMAN CAPOTE: "Children on Their Birthdays"
FRED CHAPPELL: "Blue Dive"
JOHN WILLIAM CORRINGTON: "Pleadings"
ANDRE DUBUS: "Over the Hill"
WILLIAM FAULKNER: "Pantaloon in Black"
ERNEST GAINES: "The Sky Is Gray"
GEORGE GARRETT: "Time of Bitter Children"
ELLEN GILCHRIST: "Revenge"
CAROLINE GORDON: "The Brilliant Leaves"
WILLIAM GOYEN: "The Faces of Blood Kindred"
BARRY HANNAH: "Testimony of Pilot"
MARY HOOD: "Nobody's Fool"
MADISON JONES: "The Fugitives"
CARSON MCCULLERS: "The Sojourner"
FLANNERY O'CONNOR: "Good Country People"
BREECE D'J PANCAKE: "Trilobites"
JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS: "1934"
KATHERINE ANNE PORTER: "Holiday"
REYNOLDS PRICE: "The Warrior Princess Ozimba"
EVE SHELNUTT: "Angel"
ELIZABETH SPENCER: "The Finder"
PETER TAYLOR: "What You Hear from 'Em?"
ANNE TYLER: "The Geologist's Maid"
ALICE WALKER: "Strong Horse Tea"
ROBERT PENN WARREN: "Blackberry Winter"
EUDORA WELTY: "The Wide Net"
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: "The Yellow Bird"
Contributors

From Our Editors

Rich in irony, sly humor, and vivid, dramatic imagery, the literature of the modern South is a vital amalgam of a once-rural society's storytelling tradition and the painful contradictions and cultural clashes brought about by rapid change. This excellent collection includes works by Truman Capote, James Agee, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Anne Tyler, Reynolds Price, and many others