MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY TRUE STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE SOUTH

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My Southern Journey

Author : Rick Bragg
ISBN : 9780848747152
Genre : Literary Collections
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From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, he explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast. Everything is explored, from regional obsessions from college football and fishing, to mayonnaise and spoonbread, to the simple beauty of a fish on the hook. Collected from over a decade of his writing, with many never-before-published essays written specifically for this edition, My Southern Journey is an entertaining and engaging read, especially for Southerners (or feel Southern at heart) and anyone who appreciates great writing.
Category: Literary Collections

My Southern Home

Author : William Wells Brown
ISBN : 9780807835111
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My Southern Home
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Place Race And Identity Formation

Author : Ed Douglas McKnight
ISBN : 9781317668473
Genre : Education
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In this work of curriculum theory, Ed Douglas McKnight addresses and explores the intersections between place (with specific discussion of Kincheloe’s and Pinar’s conceptualization of place and identity) and race (specifically Winthrop Jordan’s historical analysis of race as an Anglo-European construction that became the foundation of a white mythos). To that end, he employs a form of narrative construction called curriculum vitae (course of life)—a method of locating and delineating identity formation which addresses how theories of place, race and identity formation play out in a particular concrete life. By working through how place racializes identity and existence, the author engages in a long Southern tradition of storytelling, but in a way that turns it inside out. Instead of telling his own story as a means to romanticize the sins of the southern past, he tells a new story of growing up within the "white" discourse of the Deep South in the 1960s and 70s, tracking how his racial identity was created and how it has followed him through life. Significant in this narrative is how the discourse of whiteness and place continues to express itself even within the subject position of a curriculum theorist teaching in a large Deep South university. The book concludes with an elaboration on the challenges of engaging in the necessary anti-racist complicated conversation within education to begin to work through and cope with heavy racialized inheritances.
Category: Education

Elemental South

Author : Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
ISBN : 0820326658
Genre : Nature
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Includes a gathering of poetry, essays, and fiction by the region's best nature writers, such as Rick Bass and Janisse Ray. Some featured writers are originally from the South, and others migrated there--but all have honed their voices on the region's distinctive landscapes. Simultaneous.
Category: Nature

The Pecan Orchard

Author : Peggy Vonsherie Allen
ISBN : 9780817316723
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in southern Alabama who, in the middle of the twentieth century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Freedom In My Heart

Author : Cynthia Jacobs Carter
ISBN : UCSC:32106019710430
Genre : History
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Captures the complete experience of American slavery, as well as the contributions of slaves and their descendants, in a beautifully illustrated volume that brings together artifacts, images, and documents from the United States National Slavery Museum, accompanied by commentary and reminiscences of slaves and their descendants. 15,000 first printing.
Category: History

The Situation And The Story

Author : Vivian Gornick
ISBN : 9781466819016
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator but in nonfiction the reader must always be persuaded that the narrator is speaking truth. How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the truth-speaker who will tell the story a personal narrative needs to tell? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks--and answers. Taking us on a reading tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated the century, and demonstrates the enduring truth-speaker to be found in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, Joan Didion, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, or Marguerite Duras. This book, which grew out of fifteen years teaching in MFA programs, is itself a model of the lucid intelligence that has made Gornick one of our most admired writers of nonfiction. In it, she teaches us to write by teaching us how to read: how to recognize truth when we hear it in the writing of others and in our own.
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The Best Travel Writing 2011

Author : James O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781609520090
Genre : Travel
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The Best Travel Writing 2011 is the eighth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Sweat, suffer, and fall in love in Guyana, meet a traveler who conducts his own detente in Russian baths, and encounter the light of a stranger in Burma. Further tales include methods on comprehending the nuances of bargaining in Senegal and an archaeologist who digs up her own past in Greece.
Category: Travel