Stories of the Old South

by Ben Forkner, Patrick Samway | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140120068 Global Overview for this book
Registered by glade1 of McLeansville, North Carolina USA on 7/20/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by glade1 from McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Thursday, July 20, 2006
Picked up from the free shelf at the used book store today. TBR. From the back cover:

Mining the rich literary terrain they explored in their previous collection, Stories of the Modern South, Forkner and Samway now look to the prose of an era gone by, the sometimes mellow, sometimes quixotic Old South. Most of the stories in this collection were written in the nineteenth century--others deal with the historical South from a fresh, newer perspective. This new collection includes works by James Lane Allen * Arna Wendell Bontemps * George Washington Cable * Charles Waddell Chesnutt * Kate Chopin * Charles Egbert Craddock (Mary Noailles Murfree) * William Elliott * William Faulkner * Ellen Glasgow * George Washington Harris * O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) * Johnson Jones Hooper * Zora Neale Hurston * John Pendleton Kennedy * Grace King * Augustus Baldwin Longstreet * Andrew Nelson Lytle * Thomas Nelson Page * Edgar Allan Poe * Katherine Ann Porter * Elizabeth Madox Roberts * William Gilmore Simms * Madison Tensas, M.D. (Henry Clay Lewis) * Thomas Bangs Thorpe * Jean Toomer * Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) * Eudora Welty * Thomas Wolfe * Richard Wright.

(Aren't there some wonderful sounding names in there?)

Journal Entry 2 by glade1 at McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, July 21, 2021
This was a wonderful collection. It had some authors who are familiar (Mark Twain, Richard Wright, William Faulkner, etc.) and some whom I had never heard of (Arna Wendell Bontemps, Charles Egbert Craddock, etc.), but generally all the stories were interesting. Some, of course are better than others, and I think the ones by the more familiar authors explain why they are more familiar! The authors chosen represented men and women, black and white, rich and poor, and the stories ranged from New Orleans to Maryland, so I think it was a good cross section. Most of the tales were written between the Civil War and 1920. Well worth the read! My favorite stories were by Mark Twain, O. Henry, and Faulkner.

Journal Entry 3 by glade1 at Cone Health Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina USA on Thursday, November 18, 2021

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