Sunday, December 13, 2009

I recently read The Next Step in the Dance by Tim Gautreaux and discovered a new, for me, southern voice. Tim Gautreaux's south is Louisiana.

Oxford American recently published a
List of Best Southern Novels

The Southern Literature Review
..."celebrates southern authors and their contributions to American literature.”

And they ask and answer the question:
What makes southern literature?

My favorite southern writer—Flannery O'Connor

"The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location."—Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor

A New York Times article: In an online poll conducted by the National Book Foundation, her collection “The Complete Stories” was named the best work to have won the National Book Award for fiction in the contest’s 60-year history.

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