A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America by Charles Crow

By Charles Crow

The Blackwell significant other to American neighborhood Literature is the main finished source but released for research of this renowned box.

  • The so much inclusive survey but released of yank nearby literature.
  • Represents a wide selection of theoretical and historic approaches.
  • Surveys the literature of particular areas from California to New England and from Alaska to Hawaii.
  • Discusses authors and teams who've been vital in defining local American literature.

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Within the arena of elite national periodicals, regional writing – regardless of the specificity of its setting, presumptively its most important feature – shared certain stylistic features. It is important to see that those stylistic features were developed in The Cultural Work of American Regionalism 31 conversation with the periodicals, which made certain assumptions about the kinds of things their wealthy and privileged audiences wanted to read. The regional writing published in such periodicals generally narrated the story of an incident in the life of a town, or the surprising effect of an outsider on a village or town.

Nor is it necessarily shown forth in the antics of our politicians . . An identity is not to be found on the surface; it is not accessible to the poll-taker; it is not something that can become a cliché. . It is not made from what passes, but from those qualities that endure, regardless of what passes, because they are related to truth. It lies very deep. In its entirety, it is known only to God, but of those who look for it, none gets so close as the artist. ” But, by the same token, never underestimate the willingness of American writers to stand their ground against that impulse.

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