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Uptown/Downtown in Old Charleston

Sketches and Stories

Uptown/Downtown in Old Charleston( )
Author: Rubin, Louis D.
ISBN:978-1-57003-909-6
Publication Date:Apr 2010
Publisher:University of South Carolina Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Growing up in Charleston in the 1930s and 1940s, accomplished storyteller Louis Rubin witnessed firsthand the subtle gradations of caste and class among neighborhoods, from south of Broad Street where established families, ancestral glories, and traditional mores held sway, to the various enclaves of Uptown in which middle-class and blue-collar families went about their own diverse lives and routines. Changing circumstances within his own family impelled his absorption in what seemed...
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Book Details
Pages:128
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Jewish
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Author Biography
Rubin, Louis D. (Author)
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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