On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon

Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
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ISBN : 9781568956244
Pages : 300 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (956 users)

Download or read book On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon written by Kaye Gibbons and published by Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated. This book was released on 1998 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emma Garnet, pampered nineteenth-century Southern plantation owner's daughter, comes to learn the evils of slavery, live the horror of war, and experience a lifetime of conflicting feelings about the culture of the Old South

Kaye Gibbons

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 147661119X
Pages : 379 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book Kaye Gibbons written by Mary Ellen Snodgrass and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-01-24 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With novels like Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman, award-winning writer Kaye Gibbons has gained both critical acclaim and a large, devoted following among readers. This literary companion equips the reader with information about characters, plots, dates, allusions, literary motifs, and themes from the bestselling author's works. After an annotated chronology of Gibbons' life, the work presents 103 A-Z entries that include Snodgrass's analysis, cover the writings of reviewers and critics, and provide selected bibliographies. Appendices offer an historical timeline with references to corresponding historical events from Gibbons' novels, along with a list of 42 topics for group or individual research projects.

Kaye Gibbons

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 0313319332
Pages : 156 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Kaye Gibbons written by Mary Jean DeMarr and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the works of the Southern novelist, describing her characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.

Roomful of Roses

Publisher : New York : Silhouette Books ; Markham, Ont. : Paperjacks
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ISBN : 9780671573010
Pages : 187 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (573 users)

Download or read book Roomful of Roses written by Palmer, Diana and published by New York : Silhouette Books ; Markham, Ont. : Paperjacks. This book was released on 1984 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 143812970X
Pages : 433 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works written by Geoff Hamilton and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-speaking literary world.

Still in Print

Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN : 1611172640
Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (611 users)

Download or read book Still in Print written by Jan Nordby Gretlund and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2013-01-23 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Still in Print, eighteen Southern novels published since 1997 fall under the careful scrutiny of an international cast of accomplished literary critics to identify the very best of recent writings in the genre. These essays highlight the praiseworthy efforts of a pantheon of novelists celebrating and challenging regionality, unearthing manifestations of the past in the present, and looking to the future with wit and healthy skepticism. Organized around shared themes of history, place, humor, and malaise, the novels discussed here interrogate Southern culture and explore the region's promise for the future. Four novels reconsider the Civil War and its aftermath as Charles Frazier, Kaye Gibbons, Josephine Humphreys, and Pam Durban revisit the past and add fresh insights to contemporary discussions of race and gender through their excursions into history. The novels by Steve Yarbrough, Larry Brown, Chris Offutt, Barry Hannah, and James Lee Burke demonstrate a keen sense of place, rooted in a South marked by fundamentalism, poverty, violence, and rampant prejudice but still capable of promise for some unseen future. The comic fiction of George Singleton, Clyde Edgerton, James Wilcox, Donald Harington, and Lewis Nordan shows how Southern humor still encompasses customs and speech reflected in concrete places. Ron Rash, Richard Ford, and Cormac McCarthy probe the depths of human existence, often with disturbing results, as they write about protagonists cut off from their own humanity and desperate to reconnect with the human race. Diverse in content but unified in genre, these particular novels have been nominated by the contributors to Still in Print for long-term survival as among the best modern representations of the Southern novel.

After Southern Modernism

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1604738898
Pages : 234 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (64 users)

Download or read book After Southern Modernism written by Matthew Guinn and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2011-06-14 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The literature of the contemporary South might best be understood for its discontinuity with the literary past. At odds with traditions of the Southern Renascence, southern literature of today sharply refutes the Nashville Agrarians and shares few of Faulkner's and Welty's concerns about place, community, and history. This sweeping study of the literary South's new direction focuses on nine well established writers who, by breaking away from the firmly ensconced myths, have emerged as an iconoclastic generation- -- Harry Crews, Dorothy Allison, Bobbie Ann Mason, Larry Brown, Kaye Gibbons, Randall Kenan, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, and Barry Hannah. Resisting the modernist methods of the past, they have established their own postmodern ground beyond the shadow of their predecessors. This shift in authorial perspective is a significant indicator of the future of southern writing. Crews's seminal role as a ground-breaking "poor white" author, Mason's and Crews's portrayals of rural life, and Allison's and Brown's frank portrayals of the lower class pose a challenge to traditional depictions of the South. The dissenting voices of Gibbons and Kenan, who focus on gender, race, and sexuality, create fiction that is at once identifiably "southern" and also distinctly subversive. Gibbons's iconoclastic stance toward patriarchy, like the outsider's critique of community found in Kenan's work, proffers a portrait of the South unprecedented in the region's literature. Ford, McCarthy, and Hannah each approach the South's traditional notions of history and community with new irreverence and treat familiar southern topics in a distinctly postmodern manner. Whether through Ford's generic consumer landscape, the haunted netherworld of McCarthy's southern novels, or Hannah's riotous burlesque of the Civil War, these authors assail the philosophical and cultural foundations from which the Southern Renascence arose. Challenging the conventional conceptions of the southern canon, this is a provocative and innovative contribution to the region's literary study.

A Virtuous Woman

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ISBN : 9780945575092
Pages : 174 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

Download or read book A Virtuous Woman written by Kaye Gibbons and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young widower looks back on his memories of his wife and their life together.

Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War

Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
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ISBN : 1621900134
Pages : 457 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (621 users)

Download or read book Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War written by Sharon Talley and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2014-04-09 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During and after the Civil War, southern women played a critical role in shaping the South’s evolving collective memory by penning journals and diaries, historical accounts, memoirs, and literary interpretations of the war. While a few of these writings—most notably Mary Chesnut’s diaries and Margaret Mitchell’s novel, Gone with the Wind—have been studied in depth by numerous scholars, until now there has been no comprehensive examination of Civil War novels by southern women. In this welcome study, Sharon Talley explores works by fifteen such writers, illuminating the role that southern women played in fashioning cultural identity in the region. Beginning with Augusta Jane Evans’s Macaria and Sallie Rochester Ford’s Raids and Romance of Morgan and His Men, which were published as the war still raged, Talley offers a chronological consideration of the novels with informative introductions for each time period. She examines Reconstruction works by Marion Harland, Mary Ann Cruse, and Rebecca Harding Davis, novels of the “Redeemed” South and the turn of the century by Mary Noailles Murfree, Ellen Glasgow, and Mary Johnston, and narratives by Evelyn Scott, Margaret Mitchell, and Caroline Gordon from the Modern period that spanned the two World Wars. Analysis of Margaret Walker’s Jubilee (1966), the first critically acclaimed Civil War novel by an African American woman of the South, as well as other post–World War II works by Kaye Gibbons, Josephine Humphreys, and Alice Randall, offers a fitting conclusion to Talley’s study by addressing the inaccuracies in the romantic myth of the Old South that Gone with the Wind most famously engraved on the nation’s consciousness. Informed by feminist, poststructural, and cultural studies theory, Talley’s close readings of these various novels ultimately refute the notion of a monolithic interpretation of the Civil War, presenting instead unique and diverse approaches to balancing “fact” and “fiction” in the long period of artistic production concerning this singular traumatic event in American history. Sharon Talley, professor of English at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, is the author of Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death and Student Companion to Herman Melville. Her articles have appeared in American Imago, Journal of Men’s Studies, and Nineteenth-Century Prose.

Remixing the Civil War

Publisher : JHU Press
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ISBN : 1421402513
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (421 users)

Download or read book Remixing the Civil War written by Thomas J. Brown and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2011-11-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his book The Legacy of the Civil War, Robert Penn Warren remarked that "the Civil War is, for the American imagination, the great single event of our history." This volume reconsiders whether, fifty years later, Warren's influential claim still holds true. Essays from scholars in art, literature, and history examine how the Civil War is represented and interpreted in contemporary culture. They look at the works of more than thirty artists and writers as well as multiple political movements to reveal the many and provocative ways in which Americans engage the Civil War today, including chapters on the importance of Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, controversies over the Confederate flag, and the proliferation of "Juneteenth" observances. Special attention is paid to the works of African Americans and white southerners, for whom the Civil War was a revolutionary and defining moment. Such prominent scholars as Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Kirk Savage, and Elizabeth Young explore the works of major artists and less well-known figures, including Bobbie Ann Mason, Kara Walker, Dario Robleto, and John Huddleston. The authors repeatedly find that Americans today openly and playfully manipulate familiar images of the Civil War to explore the malleability of traditional social categories such as national identity, gender, and race. With the sesquicentennial of the Civil War upon us, this collection continues the conversation Warren began fifty years ago, albeit in unorthodox and challenging ways, to offer fresh and stimulating perspectives on the war's presence in the collective imagination of the nation.

The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster

Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
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ISBN : 9780375728518
Pages : 308 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (728 users)

Download or read book The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster written by Kaye Gibbons and published by Random House Large Print Publishing. This book was released on 2006 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sequel to Ellen Foster finds fifteen-year-old Ellen settling into a permanent home with a new mother, where she manages conflicted feelings through her ritual visits to the county fair, her poetry, and her growing relationship with marriage-oriented Stuart. (General Fiction)

Ellen Foster

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 9780679728665
Pages : 126 pages
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Download or read book Ellen Foster written by Kaye Gibbons and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1990 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kaye's wonderful and beloved first novel.

A Cure for Dreams

Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
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ISBN : 9780816154937
Pages : 142 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (154 users)

Download or read book A Cure for Dreams written by Kaye Gibbons and published by Macmillan Reference USA. This book was released on 1992 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like her first two award-winning novels (Ellen Foster and A Virtuous Woman), A Cure for Dreams is set in the rural and small-town South and draws richly upon the author's ear for comic turns of phrase and her sure grasp of the humor, pathos, and dignity of supposedly "ordinary" people. The determination of the women of the story to assert themselves in confining, dependent situations makes for uplifting, enjoyable reading.

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313316272
Pages : 407 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (316 users)

Download or read book Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers written by Bella Vivante and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 407 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers more than sixty women who published significant fiction after 1945, with a brief biography, exposition of major works and themes, survey of critical reception, and references to primary and secondary sources for each.

Sights Unseen

Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
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ISBN : 9780783814858
Pages : 196 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (814 users)

Download or read book Sights Unseen written by Kaye Gibbons and published by Macmillan Reference USA. This book was released on 1995 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young girl in a small town named Bend of the River Road struggles to understand her mentally disturbed mother and preserve their relationship

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 0470756691
Pages : 672 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (47 users)

Download or read book A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South written by Richard Gray and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature and culture of the American South. Includes discussion of the visual arts, music, society, history, and politics in the region Combines treatment of major literary works and historical events with a survey of broader themes, movements and issues Explores the work of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Huston, Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, as well as those - black and white, male and female - who are writing now Co-edited by the esteemed scholar Richard Gray, author of the acclaimed volume, A History of American Literature (Blackwell, 2003)

Ellen Foster

Publisher : Virago Press
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ISBN : 9781860496059
Pages : 126 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

Download or read book Ellen Foster written by Kaye Gibbons and published by Virago Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy'. So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's much acclaimed first novel. The story of an eleven year old orphan, driven to desperation by some of the wickedest relatives in literary history, this is the story of her battle for survival. Wise, funny and affectionate, Walker Percy called it. 'The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart-wrenching novel . . . {Ellen Foster} is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character - and a good deal more endearing'.