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The Resource How Celtic culture invented Southern literature, James P. Cantrell

How Celtic culture invented Southern literature, James P. Cantrell

Label
How Celtic culture invented Southern literature
Title
How Celtic culture invented Southern literature
Statement of responsibility
James P. Cantrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This seminal book of literary criticism challenges the common perception that the culture of white Southerners springs from English, or Anglo-Norman, roots. Mr. Cantrell presents persuasive historical and literary evidence that it was the South's Celtic--Irish, Scots, Welsh, or Scots-Irish--settlers who had the greatest influence on Southern culture.Mr. Cantrell targets William Gilmore Simms as the most important antebellum Southern writer and devotes an entire chapter to his work. Among writers published after the Civil War, he focuses on Ellen Glasgow, Caroline Gordon, and the Agrarians. William Faulkner's writing receives special attention, especially the Gaelic influences on Thomas Sutpen in Absalom, Absalom! Unlike some literary theorists, Mr. Cantrell takes Gone with the Wind seriously as he dissects Margaret Mitchell's Southern epic. He uses the history of Irish Christianity in his explanation of Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away. Among contemporary writers, Pat Conroy and James Everett Kibler each merit a chapter for their use of their Celtic heritage in their books
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cantrell, James P
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Scottish Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Welsh Americans
  • Celts
  • American literature
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Celts in literature
Label
How Celtic culture invented Southern literature, James P. Cantrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Celts in the South -- II. The Father: William Gilmore Simms -- III. Other Progenitors: "An Hibernian," George Tucker, John Pendleton Kennedy, William Alexander Caruthers, and "Paddy O'Flarrity" -- IV. The Mother of the Renaissance: Ellen Glasgow -- V. The Big Bear: WIlliamFaulkner -- VI. The Celts of the Kentucky and Tennessee Mountains: Caroline Gordon -- VII. The Agrarians, Southern Families, and the War: Stark Young, Allen Tate, and Andrew Lytle -- VIII. The Southern Epic and ITs Sequel: Margaret Mitchell and Scarlett -- IX. St. Patrick, the Celtic Church, Crypto-Catholics, and Southern Fundamentalism: Flannery O'Connor -- X. The Shanty Irishman in the Civil Rights Era South: Pat Conroy -- XI. The Phoenix Rising From the Ashes: James Everett Kibler
Control code
ocm60401741
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 p.
Isbn
9781589803305
Lccn
2005013762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
How Celtic culture invented Southern literature, James P. Cantrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Celts in the South -- II. The Father: William Gilmore Simms -- III. Other Progenitors: "An Hibernian," George Tucker, John Pendleton Kennedy, William Alexander Caruthers, and "Paddy O'Flarrity" -- IV. The Mother of the Renaissance: Ellen Glasgow -- V. The Big Bear: WIlliamFaulkner -- VI. The Celts of the Kentucky and Tennessee Mountains: Caroline Gordon -- VII. The Agrarians, Southern Families, and the War: Stark Young, Allen Tate, and Andrew Lytle -- VIII. The Southern Epic and ITs Sequel: Margaret Mitchell and Scarlett -- IX. St. Patrick, the Celtic Church, Crypto-Catholics, and Southern Fundamentalism: Flannery O'Connor -- X. The Shanty Irishman in the Civil Rights Era South: Pat Conroy -- XI. The Phoenix Rising From the Ashes: James Everett Kibler
Control code
ocm60401741
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 p.
Isbn
9781589803305
Lccn
2005013762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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