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All Over but the Shoutin'


Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN 13: 0307762912
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Download or Read book All Over but the Shoutin' written by Rick Bragg and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2010-08-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize–winner and bestselling author, "a grand memoir.... Bragg tells about the South with such power and bone-naked love ... he will make you cry" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for The New York Times. It is also the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most. But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg's mother, who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people's cotton so that her children wouldn't have to live on welfare alone. Evoking these lives—and the country that shaped and nourished them—with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings home the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family. The result is unforgettable.

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Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction


Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13: 9780313328558
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Download or Read book Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction written by Lynda G. Adamson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

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The Companion to Southern Literature


Publisher : LSU Press
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ISBN 13: 9780807126929
Total Pages : 1054 pages
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Download or Read book The Companion to Southern Literature written by Joseph M. Flora and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2001-11-01 with total page 1054 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Selected as an Outstanding Reference Source by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association There are many anthologies of southern literature, but this is the first companion. Neither a survey of masterpieces nor a biographical sourcebook, The Companion to Southern Literature treats every conceivable topic found in southern writing from the pre-Columbian era to the present, referencing specific works of all periods and genres. Top scholars in their fields offer original definitions and examples of the concepts they know best, identifying the themes, burning issues, historical personalities, beloved icons, and common or uncommon stereotypes that have shaped the most significant regional literature in memory. Read the copious offerings straight through in alphabetical order (Ancestor Worship, Blue-Collar Literature, Caves) or skip randomly at whim (Guilt, The Grotesque, William Jefferson Clinton). Whatever approach you take, The Companion’s authority, scope, and variety in tone and interpretation will prove a boon and a delight. Explored here are literary embodiments of the Old South, New South, Solid South, Savage South, Lazy South, and “Sahara of the Bozart.” As up-to-date as grit lit, K Mart fiction, and postmodernism, and as old-fashioned as Puritanism, mules, and the tall tale, these five hundred entries span a reach from Lady to Lesbian Literature. The volume includes an overview of every southern state’s belletristic heritage while making it clear that the southern mind extends beyond geographical boundaries to form an essential component of the American psyche. The South’s lavishly rich literature provides the best means of understanding the region’s deepest nature, and The Companion to Southern Literature will be an invaluable tool for those who take on that exciting challenge. Description of Contents 500 lively, succinct articles on topics ranging from Abolition to Yoknapatawpha 250 contributors, including scholars, writers, and poets 2 tables of contents — alphabetical and subject — and a complete index A separate bibliography for most entries

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Life Goes Better with Chocolate Gravy


Publisher : WestBow Press
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ISBN 13: 1664213341
Total Pages : 208 pages
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Download or Read book Life Goes Better with Chocolate Gravy written by Norma Patrick Seto and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2020-12-14 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: With her tiny red rocker turned upside down atop a pile of furniture packed in a mule-drawn wagon, little Norma Seto moved with her family to Turkey Branch in Magoffin County Kentucky in preparation for another year of sharecropping a small farm. Experiencing early life in houses without indoor plumbing or electricity, Norma first enjoyed the taste of a soda pop cooled in a nearby creek, the frustration of finding the dipper frozen in a bucket of water in an effort to relieve her thirst in the middle of the night, and the enjoyment of a flavorful dish of poke greens. In a collection of true stories of those who lived in eastern Kentucky mostly during the forties, fifties, and sixties, Seto chronicles the experiences of not just her family but also the faith, laughter, sadness, and celebrations of those around them. While focusing on the strength and ingenuity that these Kentuckians relied on to overcome hardship, Seto leads others back to a time when a good work ethic was embraced, a strong faith in God was encouraged, and the simple gifts in life were appreciated. “Through her heartwarming, humorous, and entertaining memoir of growing up in the hills of eastern Kentucky, Norma invites us to meet colorful characters who lived life the way it was meant to be lived – simply and to the fullest.” —Dr. Jeffrey F. Neal, Director, Cooperative Education Program, Clemson University

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Catalog of Copyright Entries


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Download or Read book Catalog of Copyright Entries written by and published by . This book was released on 1945 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:

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The Whites


Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1408864606
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Download or Read book The Whites written by Harry Brandt and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-12 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FINALIST FOR THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE 2015 IN THE MYSTERY/THRILLER CATEGORY Every cop has a personal 'White': a criminal who got away with murder – or worse – and was able to slip back into life, leaving the victim's family still seeking justice, the cop plagued by guilt. Back in the 1990s, Billy Graves was one of the Wild Geese: a tight-knit crew of young mavericks, fresh to police work and hungry for justice, looking out for each other and their 'family' of neighbourhood locals. But then Billy made some bad headlines by accidentally shooting a ten-year-old boy while bringing down an angel-dusted berserker in the street. Branded a loose cannon, he spent years in one dead-end posting after another. Now he has settled into his role as sergeant in the Night Watch, content simply to do his job and go home to his family. But when he is called to the 4 a.m. stabbing of a man in Penn Station, Billy discovers the victim is the 'White' of one of his oldest friends, a former member of the Wild Geese, who is now retired. As the past comes crashing into the present, the Wild Geese seemingly rise from the dead, and the bad old run-and-gun days of the 90s are back with a vengeance.

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Abandoned Shipmate


Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13: 1476634424
Total Pages : 180 pages
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Download or Read book Abandoned Shipmate written by Ladson F. Mills, III and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-12-18 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:  Captain Ernie Blanchard left for work January 10, 1995, a successful officer. Respected by superiors and subordinates, his personal and professional values seemed perfectly aligned with the institution he served, the United States Coast Guard. By day’s end his career was finished. At a speaking engagement at the Coast Guard Academy, Blanchard’s icebreaker—a series of time-tested corny jokes—was met with silence. Within hours, an investigation was underway into whether his remarks constituted sexual harassment. Several weeks later, threatened with a court-martial, he shot himself. The author investigates Blanchard’s “death by political correctness” in the context of the turmoil surrounding the U.S. Armed Forces’ gender inclusion struggles from the 1980s to the present.

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Performing Prose


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ISBN 13: 0809385767
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Download or Read book Performing Prose written by Chris Holcomb and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2010-05-06 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In Performing Prose, authors Chris Holcomb and M. Jimmie Killingsworth breathe new life into traditional concepts of style. Drawing on numerous examples from a wide range of authors and genres, Holcomb and Killingsworth demonstrate the use of style as a vehicle for performance, a way for writers to project themselves onto the page while managing their engagement with the reader. By addressing style and rhetoric not as an editorial afterthought, but as a means of social interaction, they equip students with the vocabulary and tools to analyze the styles of others in fresh ways, as well as create their own. Whereas most writing texts focus exclusively on analysis or techniques to improve writing, Holcomb and Killingsworth blend these two schools of thought to provide a singular process of thinking about writing. They discuss not only the benefits of conventional methods, but also the use of deviation from tradition; the strategies authors use to vary their style; and the use of such vehicles as images, tropes, and schemes. The goal of the authors is to provide writers with stylistic “footing”: an understanding of the ways writers use style to orchestrate their relationships with readers, subject matter, and rhetorical situations. Packed with useful tips and insights, this comprehensive volume investigates every aspect of style and its use to present an indispensable resource for both students and scholars. Performing Prose moves beyond customary studies to provide a refreshing and informative approach to the concepts and strategies of writing.

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Saving Casper


Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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ISBN 13: 1414388977
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Download or Read book Saving Casper written by Jim Henderson and published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2013-09-20 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The authors of the popular Jim and Casper Go to Church are back! An unlikely friendship began when former pastor Jim Henderson brought atheist Matt Casper with him to visit a series of churches and give his honest feedback on the services. Since then, Casper has spent a lot of time deeply engaging with Jim and other Christians. And the burning question on everyone’s minds is whether Casper has been saved. In Saving Casper, Jim and Casper engage in a new conversation about that question. Most Christians have friends like Casper—people who’ve heard the gospel but still say no—so what happens next? Jim and Casper reveal the surprising answers to questions like: What can an atheist teach us about how to share God with those who don’t believe? What have well-meaning Christians said to Casper that has helped—or hurt—their cause? What, if anything, might bring Casper and other nonbelievers to faith . . . and why does Casper say he’s closer to God now than ever before? Saving Casper is a groundbreaking, game-changing look at evangelism and the “conversion conversation.”

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Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries


Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13: 1610691466
Total Pages : 723 pages
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Download or Read book Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries written by Maureen O'Connor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-08-23 with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

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Writing the South through the Self


Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 13: 9780820339689
Total Pages : 268 pages
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Download or Read book Writing the South through the Self written by John C. Inscoe and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2011-05-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Drawing on two decades of teaching a college-level course on southern history as viewed through autobiography and memoir, John C. Inscoe has crafted a series of essays exploring the southern experience as reflected in the life stories of those who lived it. Constantly attuned to the pedagogical value of these narratives, Inscoe argues that they offer exceptional means of teaching young people because the authors focus so fully on their confrontations—as children, adolescents, and young adults—with aspects of southern life that they found to be troublesome, perplexing, or challenging. Maya Angelou, Rick Bragg, Jimmy Carter, Bessie and Sadie Delany, Willie Morris, Pauli Murray, Lillian Smith, and Thomas Wolfe are among the more prominent of the many writers, both famous and obscure, that Inscoe draws on to construct a composite portrait of the South at its most complex and diverse. The power of place; struggles with racial, ethnic, and class identities; the strength and strains of family; educational opportunities both embraced and thwarted—all of these are themes that infuse the works in this most intimate and humanistic of historical genres. Full of powerful and poignant stories, anecdotes, and testimonials, Writing the South through the Self explores the emotional and psychological dimensions of what it has meant to be southern and offers us new ways of understanding the forces that have shaped southern identity in such multifaceted ways.

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The Books That Mattered


Publisher : NewSouth Books
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ISBN 13: 1603061975
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Download or Read book The Books That Mattered written by Frye Gaillard and published by NewSouth Books. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Frye Gaillard’s first encounters with books were disappointing. As a child he never cared much for fairy tales – “stories of cannibalism and mayhem in which giants and witches, tigers and wolves did their best to eat small children.” But at the age of nine, he discovered Johnny Tremain, a children’s novel of the Revolutionary War, which began a lifetime love affair with books, recounted here as a reader’s tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life. In a series of carefully crafted, often deeply personal essays, Gaillard blends memoir, history and critical analysis to explore the works of Harper Lee, Anne Frank, James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, John Steinbeck, and many others. As this heartfelt reminiscence makes clear, the books that chose Frye Gaillard shaped him like an extended family. Reading The Books that Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir will make you study your own shelves to find clues into your own literary heart.

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Lost Revolutions


Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
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ISBN 13: 9780807848487
Total Pages : 378 pages
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Download or Read book Lost Revolutions written by Pete Daniel and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Chronicles the events and societal trends that created disturbance and conflict after World War II, discussing school integration, migration into the cities, the civil rights movement, and the breakdown of traditional values.

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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture


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ISBN 13: 1469616645
Total Pages : 536 pages
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Download or Read book The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture written by M. Thomas Inge and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

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Catalog of Copyright Entries


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Download or Read book Catalog of Copyright Entries written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by . This book was released on 1970 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:

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Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World


Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 13: 0820356654
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Download or Read book Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World written by Nancy C. Atwood and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2019-09-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Nonfiction storytelling is at its best in this anthology of excerpts from memoirs by thirty authors--some eminent, some less well known--who grew up tough and talented in working-class America. Their stories, selected from literary memoirs published between 1982 and 2014, cover episodes from childhood to young adulthood within a spectrum of life-changing experiences. Although diverse ethnically, racially, geographically, and in sexual orientation, these writers share a youthful precocity and determination to find opportunity where little appeared to exist. All of these perspectives are explored within the larger context of economic insecurity--a needed perspective in this time of growing inequality. These memoirists grew up in families that led "hardscrabble" lives in which struggle and strenuous effort were the norm. Their stories offer insight on the realities of class in America, as well as inspiration and hope.

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The Ethics of Working Class Autobiography


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ISBN 13: 0786425768
Total Pages : 212 pages
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Download or Read book The Ethics of Working Class Autobiography written by Elizabeth Bidinger and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2006-07-05 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The ethical dimension of autobiography is emerging as an important area of study. Scholars now recognize that an autobiography must be read with an element of caution since it represents not so much the literal truth as the author's perception of people and events, a perspective sometimes unflattering to those portrayed. Focusing on the ethics of autobiography, this volume analyzes the works of four writers who spent much of their youth in working-class circumstances yet became highly educated intellectual professionals. It examines the ways in which each author confronts his or her past and how the authors represent their working-class family members. Texts discussed are Growing Up by Russell Baker (1982), Brothers and Keepers by John Edgar Wideman (1984), A Woman in Amber by Agate Nesaule (1995) and Clear Springs by Bobbie Ann Mason (1999). Each work recounts the author's struggle with a particular societal element such as gender, race, class division or region. While Baker's memoir provides an example of positive, balanced characterizations of working-class relatives, the texts by Wideman, Nesaule and Mason illustrate the ethical pitfalls in portraying less powerful family members in one's life story. An overview of trends in working-class autobiography and a brief survey regarding the critical reception of each work are included.