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978-0-8018-3617-6 / 0801836174

Rethinking the South: Essays in Southern Intellectual History

by O'Brien, Professor Michael

Publisher:The Johns Hopkins University Press

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Bringing together Michael OBriens pathbreaking essays on the American South, this book examines the persistence and vitality of southern intellectual history from the early nineteenth century to the present day. At once a broad survey of southern thought and a meditation on the subject as an academic discipline, Rethinking the South deftly integrates social history, literary criticism, and historiography as it positions the South within the wider traditions of European and American culture.

In his thoughtful introduction and throughout the ten essays that follow, O'Brien stresses the tradition of Romanticism as a central theme, binding togethere figures as disparate as critic Hugh Legare, literary scholar Edwin Mims, poets Richard Henry Wilde and Allen Tate, and historians W. J. Cash and C. Vann Woodward.

First published as a collection in 1988, these essays confirm OBriens position as a pioneer in establishing and defining the enterprise of southern intellectual history.

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