Reviewing the South: The Literary Marketplace and the Southern Renaissance, 1920-1941 (Cambridge Studies on the American South) (Hardcover)

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The American South received increased attention from national commentators during the interwar era. Beginning in the 1920s, the proliferation of daily book columns and Sunday book supplements in newspapers reflected a growing audience of educated readers and its demand for books and book reviews. This period of intensified scrutiny coincided with a boom in the publishing industry, which, in turn, encouraged newspapers to pay greater attention to the world of books. Reviewing the South shows how northern critics were as much involved in the Southern Literary Renaissance as Southern authors and critics. Southern writing, Gardner argues, served as a litmus to gauge Southern exceptionalism. For critics and their readers, nothing less than the region's ability to contribute to the vibrancy and growth of the nation was at stake.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781107147942
ISBN-10: 1107147948
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: April 24th, 2017
Pages: 326
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies on the American South