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

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry


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 working class, strove to become writers and learned without benefit of higher education, such writers as Larry Brown and William Gay. Others came from lower- or middle-class backgrounds and became writers through practice and education: Dorothy Allison, Tom Franklin, Tim Gautreaux, Clyde Edgerton, Kaye Gibbons, Silas House, Jill McCorkle, Chris Offutt, Ron Rash, Lee Smith, Brad Watson, Daniel Woodrell, ... More

Keywords: southern writers, Rough South, working class, education, Larry Brown, William Gay, Dorothy Allison, Tom Franklin, Harry Crews, Cormac McCarthy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496802330
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean W. Cash, editor
James Madison University (retired)

Keith Perry, editor
Dalton State College

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