The Southern Writers Quiz Book (Muscadine Book Series) by Patti Carr Black

By Patti Carr Black

In 1917 while H. L. Mencken belittled the South as "almost as sterile artistically, intellectually and culturally because the Sahara Desert," he trigger a response that remains reverberating at the present time. the 1st factor of The Double broker out of recent Orleans in 1921 suggested it "high time, we think, for a few doughty clear-visioned penmen to emerge from the sodden marshes of Southern literature." countless numbers did. Supplanting the romantic novelists of the previous South, the recent Southern fiction author displayed an incredible range of curiosity and bold approach. certainly, Southern fiction got here to be considered as probably the main major move in glossy American writing. the following in a quiz publication pinpointing twentieth-century Southern writers are questions (and solutions) that inquiring minds want to know. What do Southern writers care approximately? What great characters inhabit their pages? What Southern titles may be on each analyzing record? The Southern Writers Quiz e-book is stuffed with exams in the event you comprehend and be aware of they be aware of Southern literature. The quizzes integrated recommend a large number of interesting characters, unique locales, and mythic minds. This ebook is a online game of unabashed nearby chauvinism. It professes totally no try and search or express unifying ideas of Southern writing. in its place, it exists for the sheer pleasure of bragg adocio. Play alongside, and also you can also turn into a Southern Writers groupie. Patti Carr Black is the writer of paintings in Mississippi, 1790-1980 and lots of different books approximately Mississippi paintings and writers. She previously served as director of the previous Capitol Museum in Jackson.

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Blood and Iron Ellen Glasgow prescribed ''blood and irony" as the way to liven up southern literature. She was talking about Civil War novels, but the advice has been applied more widely. Match these titles and authors. 1. "Bloodfire" a. Randall Jarrell 2. Wise Blood b. James Dickey 3. Bloodline c. William Hoffman 4. Blood Meridian d. Fred Chappell 5. "Blood for a Stranger" e. Mary Lee Settle 6. Blood on the Forge f. Ernest J. Gaines 7. Blood Tie g. William Attaway 8. "Blood" h. Cormac McCarthy 9.

Flannery O'Connor 5. Some Side Effects of Time Travel e. Ellen Gilchrist 6. Celestial Navigation f. Anne Tyler 7. The Floatplane Notebooks g. A. R. Ammons 8. Following Gravity h. Gail Godwin Page 83 57. Trivia What southern writer 1. is the only person, southern or otherwise, to receive a Pulitzer Prize for both fiction and poetry (two for poetry)? 2. was a photographer whose work was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York? 3. attended high school in New York, and lived there most of his life?

Fannie Flagg 23. Wise Blood w. Madison Jones 24. I Walk the Line x. Pat Conroy Movies per se have also been a theme in a number of titles. Name the authors of these works. 1. The Last Picture Show 2. Bijou 3. The Moviegoer 4. Coming Attractions Page 48 31. The Civil War In 1929 Evelyn Scott wrote a huge, bold novel, The Wave, which still stands as the most ambitious attempt to capture in fiction the experience of the Civil War. Shelby Foote's three-volume work is the definitive study of that major event in southern history, and James Alan McPherson and Clifford Dowdey have also made important contributions in the field of nonfiction.

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