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  • The Whale Yearsby Gregory O'Brien

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Between 2011 and 2014, poet and artist Gregory O?Brien found himself following the migratory routes of whales and seabirds across vast tracts of the South Pacific Ocean, resulting in work that O?Brien describes as ‘acts of devotion – a homage to a series of remarkable locations and to the natural histories of those places?. In three parts, this collection... more...

  • A Southern Writer and the Civil Warby Jeffery J. Rogers

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book lies at the intersection of Civil War history and the history of American literature. Rogers challenges prevailing assumptions about the nature of southern identity during the American Civil War and describes an important period in the life of William Gilmore Simms, one of nineteenth-century America's most widely read authors. more...

  • Twentieth-Century Southern Literatureby Jr. J. A. Bryant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Authors discussed include: Wendell Berry, Erskine Caldwell, Truman Capote, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Shelby Foote, Zora Neal Hurston, Bobbie Ann Mason, Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, William Styron, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Wright, and many more. By World War... more...

  • The Humor of the Old Southby M. Thomas Inge; Edward J. Piacentino

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The humor of the Old South -- tales, almanac entries, turf reports, historical sketches, gentlemen's essays on outdoor sports, profiles of local characters -- flourished between 1830 and 1860. The genre's popularity and influence can be traced in the works of major southern writers such as William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Eudora Welty, Flannery... more...

  • The World Is Our Homeby Jeffrey J. Folks; Nancy Summers Folks

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Since the early 1970s southern fiction has been increasingly attentive to social issues, including the continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equality, the loss of a sense of social community, and the decline of a coherent regional identity. The essays in The World Is Our Home focus on writers who have explicitly addressed social and... more...

  • Conversations with Kentucky Writersby Linda Elisabeth Beattie; Wade Hall; Susan Lippman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Kentucky and Kentuckians are full of stories, which may be why so many present-day writers have Kentucky roots. Whether they left and returned, like Wendell Berry and Bobbie Ann Mason, or adopted Kentucky as home, like James Still and Jim Wayne Miller, or grew up and left for good, like Michael Dorris and Barbara Kingsolver, they have one connection:... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Southern Literatureby J. V. Ridgely

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Few inhabitants of the South in 1800 thought of it as a "region" or of themselves as "southerners." In time, the need to defend the entire southern way of life became obsessive for many writers, too often precluding efforts at originality in form or style. Especially after the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, southern identity and southern nationalism... more...

  • Conversations with Kentucky Writers IIby Linda Elisabeth Beattie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this sequel to Conversations with Kentucky Writers , L. Elisabeth Beattie brings together in-depth interviews with sixteen of the state's premiere wordsmiths. This new volume offers the perspectives of poets, journalists, and scholars as they discuss their views on creativity, the teaching of writing, and the importance of Kentucky in their... more...

  • Dixie Limitedby Joseph R. Millichap

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the South, railroads have two meanings: they are an economic force that can sustain a town and they are a metaphor for the process of southern industrialization. Recognizing this duality, Joseph Millichap's Dixie Limited is a detailed reading of the complex and often ambivalent relationships among technology, culture, and literature that railroads... more...

  • Southern Writers at Century's Endby Jeffrey J. Folks; James A. Perkins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Since the end of World War II, the South has experienced a greater awareness of growth and of its accompanying tensions than other regions of the United States. The rapid change that climaxed with the war in Vietnam, the Cold War, civil rights demonstrations, and Watergate has forced the traditional South to come to terms with social upheaval. As... more...