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Harry Crews: Progenitor

David K. Jeffrey

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the life and work of Harry Crews. Born on June 7, 1935, in Alma, a rural town in Bacon County, Georgia, Crews described the poverty and despair of his upbringing in A ... More


Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Jean W. Cash

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown was unique among writers who started their careers in the late twentieth century. Unlike most of them—his friends Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle, Rick Bass, Kaye Gibbons, among others—he ... More


“Rough South”: Beginnings

Gary Hawkins

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the beginnings of the Rough South designation. The chapter's author reflects on meeting Larry Brown, a largely self-educated writer who was born into a working-class family and ... More


Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110751
eISBN:
9781604736366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown (1951–2004) is noted for his subjects—rural life, poverty, war, and the working class—and his spare, gritty style. His oeuvre spans several genres and includes acclaimed novels (Dirty ... More


Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book describes and discusses the work of southern writers who began their careers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. They fall into two categories. Some, born into the ... More


Introduction

Jean W. Cash

in Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book focuses on Larry Brown, a Mississippi writer who loved the world he grew up in and never really left it. In appearance and manner, Brown seemed a typical inhabitant of the area. Rugged, ... More


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