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A place like Mississippi : a journey through a real and imagined literary landscape / W. Ralph Eubanks.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 810.997 (Text) 33062009452609 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 06/28/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604699586
  • ISBN: 1604699582
  • Physical Description: 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"From Faulkner and Welty to Wright and Ward"--Front cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-257) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"Everybody knows about Mississippi" -- Chameleon sea and white sand -- Outside the Southern myth -- History and fairy tale -- A tale of two Jacksons -- Looking for a vista -- Not even past -- A maddening beauty -- Down on Parchman Farm.
Summary, etc.:
"In A Place Like Mississippi, award-winning author and Mississippi native W. Ralph Eubanks treats us to a literary tour of the evocative landscapes that have inspired writers in every era. From Faulkner to Wright, Welty to Trethewey, Mississippi has been both a backdrop and a central character in some of the most compelling prose and poetry of modern literature. The journey unfolds on a winding path, touching the muddy Delta, the rolling Hill Country, down to the Gulf Coast, and all points between. In every corner of the state lie the settings that informed hundreds of iconic works. Immersing us in these spaces, Eubanks helps us understand that Mississippi is not only a state but a state of mind. Or as Faulkner is said to have observed, 'To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi'"--Amazon.
Subject: American literature > Mississippi > History and criticism.
Literary landmarks > Mississippi.
Setting (Literature)
Mississippi > In literature.

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