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That's what I like (about the South), and other new southern stories for the nineties /

Garrett, George, 1929-2008 (Added Author). Ruffin, Paul. (Added Author).

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  • 7 of 8 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library F Garrett, George (Text) 24165409 Adult Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch FIC THA (Text) 0530100871520 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch FIC THA (Text) 0530010901573 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Fairfield - Main Library THA (Text) 33116000750419 Adult Story Collection Available -
Florence - Main Library Garrett (Text) 33172004204515 Adult Fiction Available -
Harvin-Clarendon - Bookmobile SS F Th (Text) 208092000221292 Adult Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Kershaw Branch 813.01 Tha (Text) 30553100055708 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Lancaster Branch 813.01 Tha (Text) 30553100009028 Adult Non-Fiction Storage -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780872498648
  • ISBN: 0872498646
  • ISBN: 9780872498631
  • ISBN: 0872498638
  • Physical Description: viii, 409 pages ; 23 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©1993.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction-- the good songs behind us: Southern fiction of the 1990s / Fred Chappell -- Billboard / Richard Bausch -- Hammerhead / Madison Smartt Bell -- The sock factory / Robert Brickhouse -- Sleep / Larry Brown -- Ancestors / Fred Chappell -- The Hungarian countess / Kelly Cherry -- The plan / Alan Cheuse -- That's what I like (about the South) / R.H.W. Dillard -- About loving women / Ellen Douglas -- Silent spaces / Lolis Eric Elie -- Throwing earth / Percival Everett -- Blue hands / Ben Greer -- The field of lost shoes / Alyson Hagy -- Domestic understory / Cathryn Hankla -- The magician of Soweto / William Harrison -- Rage / Madison Jones -- Out of the blue / Beverly Lowry -- The last bizarre tale / David Madden -- Final vinyl days / Jill McCorkle -- Weeds / Bobbie Ann Mason -- Uncle Preston / Heather Ross Miller -- The commuters / William Mills -- Absent thee from felicity / William Peden -- Mexico / Clay Reynolds -- Dogs / Mary Lee Settle -- Distance / Eve Shelnutt -- On this bare island / Darcey Steinke -- Witness / Dabney Stuart -- Mother's wedding / Anita Thompson -- She came, then, to this sea / Tom Whalen -- Bastard / Allen Wier -- Afterword-- Time and the tide in the Southern short story / Madison Smartt Bell.
Summary, etc.: "Southern fiction is alive and kicking and going off in all kinds of directions as this old century staggers to an end." To prove their audacious pronouncement, George Garrett and Paul Ruffin have assembled thirty-one stories representing the best of recent Southern fiction. These stories weave together themes that underscore what being Southern is all about: the retelling of the past, the uncertainty of the future, the haunting presence of racial guilt, the inescapable. Influence of family - for better or worse, the struggle for survival, and the tragedy and humor of Southern life. As Fred Chappell writes in introducing these works: "Southern literature is almost as legendary a part of Southern history as the battles and politics." Born of a Texas Review competition to honor outstanding new writing, the collection snowballed as Garrett and Ruffin realized that Southern fiction of the 1990s merits a gathering all its own. The. Contributors hail from nearly every Southern state - Texas to Virginia; their subjects span the world; their styles fit no defined formulas; their works both praise and parody the literary legacy of their forebears. Some writers are well known while others are virtually unknown. Only two stories have appeared in previous collections. Unified by excellence as much as by region, these works comprise the most representative, comprehensive, and entertaining collection of. Short Southern fiction to be published in decades.
Subject: American fiction -- 20th century
Short stories, American -- Southern States
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Genre: Short stories.
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