A Disturbing and Alien Memory

A Disturbing and Alien Memory

Southern Novelists Writing History

eBook - 2008
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In the late nineteenth century, as the study of history shifted from the domain of letters into the social sciences, novelists in the North and the West generally turned away from writing history. Many southern novelists and poets, however, continued to undertake historical writing as an extension of their art form. What made southern literary figures differ from their northern and western counterparts? In A Disturbing and Alien Memory, Douglas L. Mitchell addresses this intriguing question by tracing a line of southern writers from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth, finding th.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2008.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (264 pages).

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