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Author Jenkins, McKay, 1963-

Title The South in Black and white : race, sex, and literature in the 1940s / McKay Jenkins
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 215 pages)
Contents Whatever else the true American is, he is also somehow black -- Moving among the living as ghosts: a historical overview -- Private violence desirable: race, sex, and sadism in Wilbur J. Cash's The mind of the South -- Men of honor and pygmy tribes: metaphors of race and cultural decline in William Alexander Percy's Lanterns on the levee -- I know the fears by heart: segregation as metaphor in the work of Lillian Smith -- The sadness made her feel queer: race, gender, and the grotesque in the early writings of Carson McCullers -- Thirteen ways of looking at whiteness
Analysis Litteratur Engelsk, amerikansk litteratur
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
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Subject Cash, W. J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1900-1941.
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967 -- Political and social views.
Percy, William Alexander, 1885-1942 -- Political and social views.
Smith, Lillian (Lillian Eugenia), 1897-1966 -- Political and social views.
African Americans in literature.
American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Race in literature.
Sex in literature.
Southern States -- Intellectual life -- 1865-
Southern States -- Race relations -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99012598
ISBN 0807824917 (alk. paper)
0807847771 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780807824917 (alk. paper)
9780807847770 (paperback; alk. paper)