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Cracker Gothic: A Memoir

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In this collection of four creative non-fiction essays, the author describes her experience of returning to her small hometown in mid-life. She uses the writings of southern authors as sources for themes of travel writing, literary grotesque, pilgrimage tales, and redemption. The works of Flannery O'Conner, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harry Crews, and William Bartram were examined for both style and content. The essays illuminate both the physical spaces and the inhabitants of the town, the metaphorical elements of the grotesque and the sacred, and how these elements converge for the author in meaningful ways.
subject
creative non-fiction
Florida
grotesque
memoir
Southern American literature
contributor
Duncan, Wanda (author)
Wilson, Eric G. (committee chair)
Edelson, Julie B. (committee member)
Phillips, Thomas O. (committee member)
date
2013-06-06T21:19:25Z (accessioned)
2013 (issued)
degree
Liberal Studies (MALS) (discipline)
10000-01-01 (liftdate)
embargo
forever (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/38524 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Cracker Gothic: A Memoir
type
Thesis

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