Southern Selves - From Mark Twain and Eudora Welty to Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons A Collection of Autobiographical Writing

Author(s): James Watkins

Literary biography

The memoirist seek to capture not just a self but an entire world, and in this marvelous anthology thirty-one of the South's finest writers-writers like Kaye Gibbons and Reynolds Price, Eudora Welty and Harry Crews, Richard Wright and Dorothy Allison-make their intensely personal contributions to a vibrant collective picture of southern life. In the hands of these superb artists, the South's rich tradition of storytelling is brilliantly revealed. Whether slave or master, intellectual or "redneck," each voice in this moving and unforgettable collection is proof that southern literature richly deserves its reputation for irreverent humor, exquisite language, a feeling for place, and an undying, often heartbreaking sense of the past.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780679781035
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.346
  • : July 1998
  • : 2.3 Centimeters X 13.1 Centimeters X 20.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Watkins
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 400