'Southern Aberrations: Writers of the American South and the Problems of Regionalism'

May 19, 2000 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Is there a Mason-Dixon Line in Southern literature? What makes a writer Southern? Birth, themes, inclination?

Edgar Allan Poe chose to declare himself. "I am a Virginian," wrote the Boston-born Poe, who lived much of his life in Richmond. "At least...

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