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Published: 08 November 2018

288 Pages | 39 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198821397

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The Center of the World

Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time

June Howard

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Develops an interdisciplinary concept of region that overcomes the opposition between locality and connectedness
  • Revises American literary history by showing the school-teacher as a central character in local color, the contemporary importance of writing about particular places, and the genre's links to world literature
  • Offers fresh readings of a wide range of fiction, including works by Sui Sin Far/Edith Eaton, Sarah Orne Jewett, Ernest Gaines, Wendell Berry, and Ursula LeGuin as well as romance novels and regional mysteries
  • Eloquent and accessible