Monday, January 25, 2010

Southern Literature

I recently read The Next Step in the Dance by Tim Gautreaux, a new, for me, southern writer.

Oxford American lists the Best Southern Novels

“The Southern Literary Review celebrates southern authors and their contributions to American literature.”

The Southern Literary Review asks and answers—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

The 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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