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James Watkins

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 James Watkins was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and moved with his family to Nashville at age thirteen.  After obtaining a bachelor's degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he attended graduate school at the University of Florida, where he earned his doctorate in 1995.  He and his wife and two sons currently live on the campus of Berry College in Rome, George, where he teaches southern and nineteenth-century American literature.

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Southern Selves
From Mark Twain and Eudora Welty to Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons A Collection of Autobiographical Writing
Written by James Watkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 28, 1998
Price: $17.00

In this marvelous anthology thirty-one of the South's finest writers--from Kaye Gibbons and Reynolds Price, to Eudora Welty and Richard Wright--make their intensely personal contributions to a vibrant collective picture of southern life.

In the hands of these superb artists, the South's rich tradition of storytelling is brilliantly revealed. Whether slave or... Read more >
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Southern Selves
From Mark Twain and Eudora Welty to Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons A Collection o f Autobiographical Writing
Written by James Watkins


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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