The Resource A southern weave of women : fiction of the contemporary South, Linda Tate

A southern weave of women : fiction of the contemporary South, Linda Tate

Label
A southern weave of women : fiction of the contemporary South
Title
A southern weave of women
Title remainder
fiction of the contemporary South
Statement of responsibility
Linda Tate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since 1980 the South has experienced a tremendous resurgence in fiction by women - black and white, rich and poor, from the deep South and from Appalachia. This revival marks a critical stage in the development of southern literature, for it offers a revisionary, multicultural, feminist, yet still traditionally southern perspective
  • A Southern Weave of Women is one of the first sustained treatments of the generation women writers who came of age in the post-World War II South as well as one of the first to situate southern literature fully within a multicultural context
  • Linda Tate considers the ways in which the women writers of the present generation reflect, expand, transform and redefine longstanding notions of regional culture and womanhood. Focusing on women who suggest the regional, class, and ethnic diversity contemporary southern writing, Tate discusses such writers as Jill McCorkle, Shay Youngblood, Ellen Douglas, Dori Sanders, Rita Mae Brown, Lee Smith, Alice Walker, Bobbie Ann Mason, Linda Beatrice Brown, and Kaye Gibbons
  • As these women carve out new definitions of southern womanhood, Tate contends, they also look for ways to retain what is valuable about past conceptions while seeking to revise and expand the traditional roles. In doing so, they reconsider their relationships to home, family, and other southern women; to issues of race and class in the South; to women's obscured role in the region's past; and to the southern land itself
  • Situating the works of these writers within a larger social context, Tate examines their misinterpretation by male filmmakers and lauds the corrective role that small and independent presses have played in providing a vehicle through which myopic male visions of southern women might be countered
  • In telling the stories of contemporary southern women and of their mothers and grandmothers, these writers create space for women who have previously been excluded from southern literature. "Only when all southern women's voices are heard," Tate writes, "do we begin to understand the South itself."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tate, Linda
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.T3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Families in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Roman américain
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Roman américain
  • Famille dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • États-Unis (Sud) dans la littérature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Families in literature
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Frauenroman
  • Geschichte 1945-1994
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Roman
  • Geschichte 1980-1994
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • USA
Label
A southern weave of women : fiction of the contemporary South, Linda Tate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. All the Women": Family, Home, and Healing in the Changing South -- 2. Race and Region: Black and White Sisters of the Now South -- 3. Revisioning the Backward Glance: New Views of Southern History -- 4. No Place Like Home: Learning to Read Two Writers' Maps -- 5. Erasing the South: The Creation of "Universal" Films -- 6. The Southern Wild Zone: Voices on the Margins
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 243 pages
Isbn
9780820316147
Lccn
93033744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29220429
  • (OCoLC)ocm29220429
Label
A southern weave of women : fiction of the contemporary South, Linda Tate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. All the Women": Family, Home, and Healing in the Changing South -- 2. Race and Region: Black and White Sisters of the Now South -- 3. Revisioning the Backward Glance: New Views of Southern History -- 4. No Place Like Home: Learning to Read Two Writers' Maps -- 5. Erasing the South: The Creation of "Universal" Films -- 6. The Southern Wild Zone: Voices on the Margins
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 243 pages
Isbn
9780820316147
Lccn
93033744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29220429
  • (OCoLC)ocm29220429

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