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The History of Southern Literature

The History of Southern Literature( )
Editor: Rubin, Louis D.
Jackson, Blyden
Moore, Rayburn S.
Simpson, Lewis P.
Young, Thomas D.
ISBN:978-0-8071-1643-2
Publication Date:Sep 1990
Publisher:Louisiana State University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Details
Pages:626
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.29 Inches
Book Weight:1.9 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 19, 1923. After serving in the Army during World War II, he received a history degree the University of Richmond. He worked for The Associated Press and several newspapers including the Richmond News-Leader before receiving master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In 1953, while still at Johns Hopkins University, he co-edited his first book, Southern Renascence: The Literature of the Modern South.

He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Hollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a co-founder of Algonquin Books and founder of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1989, he retired from the UNC faculty after 22 years to focus on Algonquin Books.

He was a prolific author who wrote novels, critical studies, histories, memoirs and a guide for predicting the weather. His books include Small Craft Advisory, Babe Ruth's Ghost, A Memory of Trains, An Honorable Estate, and My Father's People. He died from kidney disease on November 16, 2013 at the age of 89.

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