Stories of the Modern South

by Ben Forkner, Patrick S.J. Samway, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Fred Chappell, George Garrett, Andre Dubus, Breece D'J Pancake, Tennessee Williams, Ellen Gilchrist, Jayne Anne Phillips, William Faulkner, Katherine Anne Porter, Ernest J. Gaines, Caroline Gordon, Reynolds Price, William Goyen, Barry Hannah, Eve Shelnutt, Elizabeth Spencer, Madison Jones, Peter Taylor, James Agee, John Barth, David Madden, Anne Tyler, Doris Betts, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Hunter Kay, John McCuskey Jr.

Rich in irony, sly humor, and vivid, dramatic imagery, the literature of the modern South is a vital amalgam of a once-rural society’s storytelling tradition and the painful contradictions and cultural clashes brought about by rapidchange.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.0 out of 5
  • Published August 1st 1995 by Penguin Books
  • Original Title: Stories of the Modern South
  • ISBN: 014024705X (ISBN13: 9780140247053)
  • Edition Language: English

Rich in irony, sly humor, and vivid, dramatic imagery, the literature of the modern South is a vital amalgam of a once-rural society’s storytelling tradition and the painful contradictions and cultural clashes brought about by rapid change. This excellent collection includes works by Truman Capote, James Agee, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Anne Tyler, Reynolds Price, and many others.