Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Becoming Southern Writers : Essays in Honor of Charles Joyner (Hardcover)

Becoming Southern Writers : Essays in Honor of Charles Joyner (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Edited by southern historians Orville Vernon Burton and Eldred E. Prince, Jr., Becoming Southern Writers pays tribute to South Carolinian Charles Joyner's fifty year career as a southern historian, folklorist, and social activist. Exceptional writers of fact, fiction, and poetry, the contributors to the volume are among Joyner's many friends, admirers, and colleagues as well as those to whom Joyner has served as a mentor. The contributors describe how they came to write about the South and how they came to write about it in the way they do while reflecting on the humanistic tradition of scholarship as lived experience.The contributors constitute a Who's Who of southern writers--from award-winning literary artists to historians. Freed from constraints of their disciplines by Joyner's example, they enthusiastically describe family reunions, involvement in the civil rights movement, research projects, and mentors. While not all contributors are native to the South or the United States and a few write about the South only occasionally, all the essayists root their work in southern history, and all have made distinguished contributions to southern writing. Diverse in theme and style, these writings represent each author's personal reflections on experiences living in and writing about the South while touching on topics that surfaced in Joyner's own works, such as race, family, culture, and place. Whether based on personal or historical events, each one speaks to Joyner's theme that "all history is local history, somewhere."
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: Literary Collections, Language + Art + Disciplines, History
Sub-Genre: Composition + Creative Writing, USA / State + Local / South, Essays
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Pr
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2016
TCIN: 51156198
UPC: 9781611176520
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-0047
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$39.99
Shipping not available
Not in stores

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.