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Southern Writers and Their Worlds (review)

Southern Writers and Their Worlds (review) terial on the New South need to look elsewhere. Grantham's emphasis is oldfashioned -- that is to say, primarily political -- but then the interface between North and South has been largely political. Still, the breadth of coverage and depdi of analysis are unequaled, and he offers a new integrative account of the peculiarities of the South's position in modern America. Southern Writers and Their Worlds Edited by Christopher Morris and Steven G. Reinhardt Texas A&M University Press, 1996 176 pp. Cloth, $24.95 Reviewed by Toñita Branan, a doctoral candidate in English at Michigan State University. She has published articles on southern women's writing in The Southern LiteraryJournal and The Southern Quarterly and is currendy at work on her dissertation, "To Make a Place: Human Geography and Twentieth-Century Southern literature." The five essays in Southern Writers and Their Worlds confirm literary critic Jefferson Humphries's assertion that "it is no longer possible to separate the literary from the historical." Specifically, each piece in this volume assumes the same goal: to untangle the precarious relation between a text and its author's expressly southern cultural situation. The range of subjects is indeed impressive: nineteenth-century southern humor and the rise of a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Southern Writers and Their Worlds (review)

Southern Cultures , Volume 3 (1) – Jan 4, 1997

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terial on the New South need to look elsewhere. Grantham's emphasis is oldfashioned -- that is to say, primarily political -- but then the interface between North and South has been largely political. Still, the breadth of coverage and depdi of analysis are unequaled, and he offers a new integrative account of the peculiarities of the South's position in modern America. Southern Writers and Their Worlds Edited by Christopher Morris and Steven G. Reinhardt Texas A&M University Press, 1996 176 pp. Cloth, $24.95 Reviewed by Toñita Branan, a doctoral candidate in English at Michigan State University. She has published articles on southern women's writing in The Southern LiteraryJournal and The Southern Quarterly and is currendy at work on her dissertation, "To Make a Place: Human Geography and Twentieth-Century Southern literature." The five essays in Southern Writers and Their Worlds confirm literary critic Jefferson Humphries's assertion that "it is no longer possible to separate the literary from the historical." Specifically, each piece in this volume assumes the same goal: to untangle the precarious relation between a text and its author's expressly southern cultural situation. The range of subjects is indeed impressive: nineteenth-century southern humor and the rise of a

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