Tag Archives: American South

Harper Lee’s Book Became Less Honest

“Gp Set a Watchman” is not as polished a book as “To Kill a Mockingbird” but it is more ambitious and more honest. Something important got lost in the editing process.

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Sweet Tea, A Sign of God’s Love

John Lane’s poem “Sweet Tea” is an encomium on southern hospitality.

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Reading as a Subversive Act

Richard Wright’s “Black Boy” testifies to the liberating power of literature.

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The American South, Trapped in the Past

The reactionary South is like Emily in Faulkner’s story, clinging to a dead love while the world moves on.

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