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Author Eby, Margaret, author.

Title South toward home [OverDrive electronic resource] : travels in Southern literature / Margaret Eby.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
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Contents Introduction -- Eudora Welty's Garden -- Richard Wright's Schoolhouse -- William Faulkner's Liquor Cabinet -- Flannery O'Connor's Peacocks -- Harry Crews's Hurricane Creek -- Harper Lee and Truman Capote's Courtroom -- John Kennedy Toole's Hot-Dog Carts -- Barry Hannah and Larry Brown's Fishing Hole -- Coda
Summary "A literary travelogue that ventures deep into the heart of classic Southern literature. As the writer Elif Batuman did for Russian literature in The Possessed, Margaret Eby does for Southern literature in this charming book of literary exploration. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Barry Hannah) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews) and beyond, Eby--herself a Southerner--travels through the Deep South to the places that famous Southern authors lived in and wrote about. South Toward Home reveals how they took these places and the lives of their inhabitants and transmuted them into lasting literature. Whether meeting the man in charge of feeding Flannery O'Connor's peacocks in Milledgeville, peering into Faulkner's liquor cabinet, or seeking out John Kennedy Toole's iconic hot dog vendors in New Orleans, Eby combines biographical detail with expert criticism to deliver a rich and evocative tribute to the literary South" -- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York W. W. Norton & Company 2015 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Southern States.
Southern States -- In literature.
Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Southern States -- Intellectual life.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780393248265 (electronic bk.)
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