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By Charles Crow

The Blackwell better half to American nearby Literature is the main finished source but released for learn of this renowned box.

  • The so much inclusive survey but released of yank local literature.
  • Represents a large choice of theoretical and old approaches.
  • Surveys the literature of particular areas from California to New England and from Alaska to Hawaii.
  • Discusses authors and teams who've been very important in defining nearby American literature.

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Part of the long critical tradition of diminishing regional writing can be traced to a common error: the conflation of a regional sensibility with the work of regional writing itself. Because regional writing seems to be nostalgic, it has sometimes been understood as dealing with elements of culture whose power is diminishing. But, as I shall show, nothing could be further from the truth. Conflating regionalism’s concerns with its formal properties has also led to another – odd and often unremarked – error: because critics believe they know what regional writing is, they believe they know what regional writing does.

There’s not a Southerner for two miles’ ” (O’Connor 1969: 56–7). “At least we can be identified when we do occur,” O’Connor added. The prospect of regional identity at the time was not encouraging: The present state of the South is one wherein nothing can be taken for granted, one in which our identity is obscured and in doubt. . It is not a matter of so-called local color, it is not a matter of losing our peculiar quaintness. Southern identity is not really connected with mocking-birds and beaten biscuits and white columns any more than it is with hookworm and bare feet and muddy clay roads.

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