A place like Mississippi : a journey through a real and imagined literary landscape / W. Ralph Eubanks.
- Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2021.
268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- American literature -- Mississippi -- History and criticism.
Literary landmarks -- Mississippi.
Mississippi -- In literature.
- Criticism, interpretation, 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.
- Machine generated contents note: ch. One Chameleon Sea and White Sand
ch. Two Outside the Southern Myth
ch. Three History and Fairy Tale
ch. Four A Tale of Two Jacksons
ch. Five Looking for a Vista
ch. Six Not Even Past
ch. Seven A Maddening Beauty.
- "From Faulkner and Welty to Wright and Ward" -- front cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-257) and index.
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