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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 exotic predecessor's position because the crucial reference on literary artists of the yankee South. generally accelerated and carefully revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the sooner edition's-written by means of 264 students. for each determine significant and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the clean and cutting edge, a biographical caricature and chronological checklist of released works offer accomplished, concise, updated info. 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 an issue for debate. Editors Joseph M. flowers and Amber Vogel have used a beneficiant definition that activates having an important connection to the zone, in both a private or literary feel. New to this quantity are more youthful writers who've emerged within the sector century because the dictionary's unique book, in addition to older skills formerly unknown or unacknowledged. for nearly each author present in the former variation, a brand new biography has been commissioned.

Drawn from some of the best minds on southern literature and masking the complete spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an crucial reference publication for a person intrigued via the subject.

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Ugly Ways (1993). The Hand I Fan With (1996). You Know Better (2002). —Mildred R. Mickle JAMES APPLEWHITE (1935–). The poetry of James Applewhite is centered in Stantonsburg, the small tobacco-farming town of eastern North Carolina where he was born. His grandfather was a tobacco farmer there, and his father owned the local Esso station, where James worked during the summers when he was growing up. He enrolled at Duke University, where his classmates included Reynolds Price, Anne Tyler, and Fred Chappell.

Some critics have noted the southern sensibility in his work, particularly in certain treatments of religion and place. He fathered three children by his first wife, and married two more times before he died of a heart attack on August 17, 1973. 5 million. No mention was made of what transpired there. 4 southern writers works: Earth Triumphant and Other Tales in Verse (1914). Turns and Movies and Other Tales in Verse (1916). The Jig of Forslin (1916). Nocturne of Remembered Spring and Other Poems (1917).

Bedrock (1990). Birdman and the Dancer (1993). Five Minutes in Heaven (1995). —Mary Anne Ferguson A. R. AMMONS (1926–2001). Archie Randolph Ammons, who always called himself “A. R. , on February 25, 2001, a week after his seventy-fifth birthday. S. in general science from Wake Forest College, and working a while in business—he emerged in his fortieth year as a poet of prodigious originality and scope, eventually publishing dozens of volumes, many of which won prestigious prizes. When his first book appeared, in a subsidized edition, in 1955, few readers noticed; when his second appeared, some years later, more readers paid attention; but it was the enthusiastic attention of the brilliant critic Harold Bloom, as early as Ringers in the Tower (1971), that brought Ammons to prominence.

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