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By Orville Vernon Burton,Jr., Eldred E. Prince

ISBN-10: 1611176522

ISBN-13: 9781611176520

Edited by way of southern historians Orville Vernon Burton and Eldred E. Prince, Jr., changing into Southern Writers can pay tribute to South Carolinian Charles Joyner’s fifty yr occupation as a southern historian, folklorist, and social activist. remarkable writers of truth, fiction, and poetry, the members to the amount are between Joyner’s many neighbors, admirers, and associates in addition to these to whom Joyner has served as a mentor. The members describe how they got here to jot down concerning the South and the way they got here to jot down approximately it within the approach they do whereas reflecting at the humanistic culture of scholarship as lived experience.

The participants represent a Who’s Who of southern writers—from award-winning literary artists to historians. free of constraints in their disciplines by means of Joyner’s instance, they enthusiastically describe kinfolk reunions, involvement within the civil rights stream, study initiatives, and mentors. whereas no longer all participants are local to the South or the U.S. and some write concerning the South merely sometimes, all of the essayists root their paintings in southern background, and all have made distinct contributions to southern writing. various in subject matter and magnificence, those writings symbolize every one author’s own reflections on stories dwelling in and writing concerning the South whereas bearing on themes that surfaced in Joyner’s personal works, equivalent to race, family members, tradition, and position. even if in keeping with own or ancient occasions, each speaks to Joyner’s subject matter that “all heritage is neighborhood heritage, somewhere.”

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