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Crockett Johnson and Ruth KraussHow an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Philip Nel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906–1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901–1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children’s books such as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an ... More

The Dixie LimitedWriters on William Faulkner and His Influence

The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

M. Thomas Inge (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Flannery O'Connor once noted, “The presence alone of Faulkner in our midst makes a great difference in what the writer can and cannot permit himself to do. Nobody wants his mule and wagon stalled on ... More

Eleanor H. Porter's PollyannaA Children's Classic at 100

Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Appearing first as a weekly serial in the Christian Herald, Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna was first published in book form in 1913. This popular story of an impoverished orphan girl who travels from ... More

Faulkner and Film

Faulkner and Film

Peter Lurie and Ann J. Abadie (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461015
eISBN:
9781626740587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The nine essays of this volume explore a variety of ways to understand Faulkner’s influence by and imbrication in cinematic practice and the workings of the American film industry. The introduction ... More

Faulkner and History

Faulkner and History

Jay Watson and Jr., James G. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809971
eISBN:
9781496810014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809971.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

William Faulkner remains a historian's writer. A distinguished roster of historians has referenced Faulkner in their published work. They are drawn to him as a fellow historian, a shaper of narrative ... More

Faulkner and Print Culture

Faulkner and Print Culture

Jay Watson, Jaime Harker, and James G. Jr. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

William Faulkner’s first ventures into print culture began far from the world of highbrow publishing with which he is typically associated—the world of New York publishing houses, little magazines, ... More

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Jay Watson and James G. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

At the turn of the millennium, the Martinican novelist and critic Édouard Glissant offered the bold prediction that “Faulkner’s oeuvre will be made complete when it is revisited and made vital by ... More

Faulkner's Geographies

Faulkner's Geographies

Jay "Watson and Ann J. "Abadie (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781496802279
eISBN:
9781496802323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The recent “spatial turn” in social theory and cultural studies opens up exciting new possibilities for the study and teaching of William Faulkner’s work. The fictional domains of Yoknapatawpha ... More

Louisiana Creole LiteratureA Historical Study

Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Catharine Savage Brosman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Employing the language of standard literary criticism, this study treats two hundred years of distinctive writing connected to Louisiana in both French (nineteenth century chiefly) and English, from ... More

Plotting ApocalypseReading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Jennie Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have been instrumental in disseminating and popularizing ‘rapture theology’ in the contemporary period, selling some 65 million copies ... More

Rough South, Rural SouthRegion and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book describes and discusses the work of southern writers who began their careers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. They fall into two categories. Some, born into the ... More

Teaching the Works of Eudora WeltyTwenty-First-Century Approaches

Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Mae Miller Claxton and Julia Eichelberger (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

While recent scholarship has amply demonstrated that Eudora Welty was a writer with cosmopolitan sensibilities and progressive politics, she continues to be categorized as a “regionalist” writer ... More

Toni MorrisonMemory and Meaning

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Adrienne Lanier Seward and Justine Tally (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning includes essays by well-known international scholars focusing on the author’s literary production and including her very latest works—the theatrical production ... More

War NoirRaymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction

War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction

Sarah Trott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808646
eISBN:
9781496808684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Hard-boiled writer Raymond Chandler created his detective Philip Marlowe not as the idealisation of heroic individualism as is commonly perceived, but as an authentic individual subjected to real ... More

World War I and Southern Modernism

World War I and Southern Modernism

David A. Davis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

When the United States entered World War I, parts of the country had developed industries, urban cultures, and democratic political systems, but the South lagged behind, remaining an impoverished, ... More

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