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Southern Writers: Notes Toward a Definition of Terms

Thadious M. Davis

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter attempts to provide a definition for a Southern woman writer. It asks: Who or what is a Southern woman writer? Should the emphasis be placed on Southern or on woman, or equally on both? ... More


“The Faulkner Thing”

John Grisham

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0040
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, John Grisham talks about William Faulkner and what a female reporter called “the Faulkner thing”. Grisham was in Dallas, or some other city, for a book tour for The Firm. A TV beat ... More


“Emerging as a Writer in Faulkner’s Mississippi”

Elizabeth Spencer

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, the author reflects on William Faulkner's influence on her and on other Southern writers. The author says it would be impossible to think of Oxford, Mississippi without thinking of ... More


Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Canter Brown Jr. and Larry Eugene Rivers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the life of popular Victorian-era writer Mary Edwards Bryan up to publication of her first novel Manch. Its purpose is twofold. First, it aims to document the fascinating story of ... More


“The Influence of William Faulkner”

George Garrett

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the influence of William Faulkner on young writers, arguing that no contemporary writer can ignore his work. It contends that it is especially difficult to be a “southern” ... More


True and False Things: Faulkner and the World of Goods

T. j. Jackson Lears

in Faulkner and Material Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes Faulkner as the quintessentially canonical Southern writer. Faulkner is prominent among an extraordinary group of writers and thinkers referred to as anti-modern modernists. ... More


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