"Ward suggests she had to move away from the South to begin to understand Faulkner and what he was doing. Do you have to live away from the South to gain perspective? To see how the South is characterized and represented from the outside? Do you have to look outside to appreciate what is happening in Southern culture?
Southern lit is treated as a separate niche, and Ward is surprised at national attention. What kind of attention is it? We are still separating the South as a region in a way that other regions aren’t."
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A burgeoning literary movement is beginning to take root in the region: free lending libraries on front yards.
Buffy J. Hamilton's insight:
"Those who have used the book houses say they offer simple joys: the thrill of an unexpected find, the abandonment of Dewey-Decimal stodginess and — most of all — the creation of a new community space."
(AP) — Mired in a debate over how much room is left for future development on Jekyll Island, the state park's governing board has proposed a solution that would essentially scrap the state law that for 42 years has guaranteed its beaches, salt...
In the space of four years, writer Jesmyn Ward endured the loss of five friends and family members -- all black men from rural Mississippi. In her new memoir, "Men We Reaped," she sets out to understand why.
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