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By Joseph M. Flora, Amber Vogel, Bryan Giemza, Lisa Abney, Gail Galloway Adams, Gilbert Allen, Timothy D. Adams, Regina Ammon, Daniel Anderson, Alan T. Belsches, William L. Andrews, Robert G. Anthony, Tomeiko R. Ashford, Laurence Avery, James L. Baggett, Bru

This new version of Southern Writers assumes its uncommon predecessor's position because the crucial reference on literary artists of the yank South. generally extended and carefully revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the sooner edition's-written by way of 264 students. for each determine significant and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the clean and cutting edge, a biographical cartoon and chronological record of released works offer accomplished, concise, up to date details. right here in a single handy resource are the South's novelists and brief tale writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, reporters, students, and biographers from the colonial interval to the twenty-first century.

What constitutes a "southern author" is usually a question for debate. Editors Joseph M. plants and Amber Vogel have used a beneficiant definition that activates having an important connection to the sector, in both a private or literary feel. New to this quantity are more youthful writers who've emerged within the region century because the dictionary's unique e-book, in addition to older abilities formerly unknown or unacknowledged. for nearly each author present in the former version, a brand new biography has been commissioned.

Drawn from some of the best minds on southern literature and protecting the total spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an quintessential reference ebook for an individual intrigued through the subject.

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From Stanford University. Meanwhile Adams was living in an unhappy marriage and struggling to launch her literary career. Following her divorce in 1958, Adams supported herself and her son with various office jobs and continued to write. During these years she received encouragement from Robert K. McNie, an interior designer with whom she lived in San Francisco for about twenty years. In 1966 Adams published her first novel, Careless Love, to mixed reviews. She achieved a major literary breakthrough in November 1969, when “Gift of Grass” appeared in the New Yorker and was selected for inclusion in Prize Stories: The O.

He died in Richmond on November 29, 1883. works: Mozis Addum’s New Letters: Lettur Wun (1860). The Letters of Mozis Addums to Billy Ivvins (1862). John M. Daniel’s Latch Key: A Memoir of the Late Editor of the Richmond Examiner (1868). What I Did with My Fifty Millions (1874). Meekin’s Twinses: A Perduckshun uv Mozis Addums (1877). Canal Reminiscences: Recollections of Travel in the Old Days on the James River and Kanawha Canal (1879). A Week in Hespidam: Being the First and Only True Account of the Mountains, Men, Manners and Morals Thereof (1879).

That success enabled Alther to write slowly, as she preferred; she writes four or five drafts of each work before submitting it for publication. Her novels, all best-sellers, have appeared at long intervals: Original Sins in 1981 and Other Women in 1984, both Book-of-the-Month-Club selections; Bedrock in 1990; and Five Minutes in Heaven in 1995. Though she has written many short stories, she has been satisfied enough with only five to allow publication. Alther has continued to write scientific articles, critical articles, and reviews; she has taught and lectured widely both in the United States and abroad.

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