Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Southern Selves
  • Written by James Watkins
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780679781035
  • Our Price: $17.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Southern Selves

Buy now from Random House

  • Southern Selves
  • Written by James Watkins
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307427908
  • Our Price: $12.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Southern Selves

Southern Selves

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

From Mark Twain and Eudora Welty to Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons A Collection of Autobiographical Writing

Written by James WatkinsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by James Watkins

eBook

List Price: $12.99

eBook

On Sale: December 18, 2007
Pages: 400 | ISBN: 978-0-307-42790-8
Published by : Vintage Knopf
Southern Selves Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Southern Selves
  • Email this page - Southern Selves
  • Print this page - Southern Selves
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.
Synopsis

Synopsis

  The memoirist seek to capture not just a self but an entire world, and in this marvelous anthology thirty-one of the South's finest writers—writers like Kaye Gibbons and Reynolds Price, Eudora Welty and Harry Crews, Richard Wright and Dorothy Allison—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 master, intellectual or "redneck," each voice in this moving and unforgettable collection is proof that southern literature richly deserves its reputation for irreverent humor, exquisite language, a feeling for place, and an undying, often heartbreaking sense of the past.

James Watkins

About James Watkins

James Watkins - Southern Selves

 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.


Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: