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From Tobacco Road to Route 66

The Southern Poor White in Fiction

From Tobacco Road to Route 66( )
Author: Cook, Sylvia Jenkins
ISBN:978-0-8078-1264-8
Publication Date:Jan 1976
Publisher:University of North Carolina Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $1.00
Book Description:

In the early nineteenth century, the southern poor white had a reputation for comic vulgarity and absurd violence; postbellum writers saw him as a quaint peasant; the 1920s transformed him into a revolutionary proletarian. Of the literary treatments discussed, Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath emerges as a skillful compromise of documentary accuracy and political daring by reviving the tradition of degeneracy. Originally published in 1976. More Description

Book Details
Pages:222
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Literary Criticism / American / Regional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.875 Pounds



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