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The Resource Southern women novelists and the Civil War : trauma and collective memory in the American literary tradition since 1861, Sharon Talley

Southern women novelists and the Civil War : trauma and collective memory in the American literary tradition since 1861, Sharon Talley

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Southern women novelists and the Civil War : trauma and collective memory in the American literary tradition since 1861
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Southern women novelists and the Civil War
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trauma and collective memory in the American literary tradition since 1861
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Sharon Talley
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eng
Summary
During and after the Civil War, southern women played a critical role in shaping the South's evolving collective memory by penning journals and diaries, historical accounts, memoirs, and literary interpretations of the war. While a few of these writings--most notably Mary Chesnut's diaries and Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone with the Wind--have been studied in depth by numerous scholars, until now there has been no comprehensive examination of Civil War novels by southern women. In this welcome study, Sharon Talley explores works by fifteen such writers, illuminating the role that southern women played in fashioning cultural identity in the region. Beginning with Augusta Jane Evans's Macaria and Sallie Rochester Ford's Raids and Romance of Morgan and His Men, which were published as the war still raged, Talley offers a chronological consideration of the novels with informative introductions for each time period. She examines Reconstruction works by Marion Harland, Mary Ann Cruse, and Rebecca Harding Davis, novels of the "Redeemed" South and the turn of the century by Mary Noailles Murfree, Ellen Glasgow, and Mary Johnston, and narratives by Evelyn Scott, Margaret Mitchell, and Caroline Gordon from the Modern period that spanned the two World Wars. Analysis of Margaret Walker's Jubilee (1966), the first critically acclaimed Civil War novel by an African American woman of the South, as well as other post--World War II works by Kaye Gibbons, Josephine Humphreys, and Alice Randall, offers a fitting conclusion to Talley's study by addressing the inaccuracies in the romantic myth of the Old South that Gone with the Wind most famously engraved on the nation's consciousness. Informed by feminist, poststructural, and cultural studies theory, Talley's close readings of these various novels ultimately refute the notion of a monolithic interpretation of the Civil War, presenting instead unique and diverse approaches to balancing "fact" and "fiction" in the long period of artistic production concerning this singular traumatic event in American history. Sharon Talley, professor of English at Texas A & M University--Corpus Christi, is the author of Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death and Student Companion to Herman Melville. Her articles have appeared in American Imago, Journal of Men's Studies, and Nineteenth-Century Prose
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1952-
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Talley, Sharon
Dewey number
813.009/358737
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.C53
LC item number
T35 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Historical fiction, American
  • War stories, American
  • War and literature
  • War in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Historical fiction, American
  • War and literature
  • War in literature
  • War stories, American
  • United States
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Southern women novelists and the Civil War : trauma and collective memory in the American literary tradition since 1861, Sharon Talley
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Augusta Jane Evans's Macaria; or, altars of sacrifice -- Sallie Rochester Ford's Raids and romance of Morgan and his men -- Marion Harland's Sunnybank -- Mary Ann Cruse's Cameron Hall: a story of the Civil War -- Rebecca Harding Davis's Waiting for the verdict -- Mary Noailles Murfree's Where the battle was fought and The storm centre -- Ellen Glasgow's The battle-ground -- Mary Johnston's The long roll and Cease firing -- Evelyn Scott's The wave -- Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind -- Caroline Gordon's None shall look back -- Margaret Walker's Jubilee -- Kaye Gibbons' On the occasion of my last afternoon -- Josephine Humphreys's Nowhere else on Earth -- Alice Randall's The wind done gone
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883632341
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First edition.
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1 online resource (xxii, 432 pages)
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online
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9781621900849
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rdamedia
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627672
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(OCoLC)883632341
Label
Southern women novelists and the Civil War : trauma and collective memory in the American literary tradition since 1861, Sharon Talley
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Augusta Jane Evans's Macaria; or, altars of sacrifice -- Sallie Rochester Ford's Raids and romance of Morgan and his men -- Marion Harland's Sunnybank -- Mary Ann Cruse's Cameron Hall: a story of the Civil War -- Rebecca Harding Davis's Waiting for the verdict -- Mary Noailles Murfree's Where the battle was fought and The storm centre -- Ellen Glasgow's The battle-ground -- Mary Johnston's The long roll and Cease firing -- Evelyn Scott's The wave -- Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind -- Caroline Gordon's None shall look back -- Margaret Walker's Jubilee -- Kaye Gibbons' On the occasion of my last afternoon -- Josephine Humphreys's Nowhere else on Earth -- Alice Randall's The wind done gone
Control code
883632341
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 432 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781621900849
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
627672
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)883632341

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