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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Rubbernecking: A Collection of Short Stories
by Mangum, John H., M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014, 118; 1557568
Abstract (Summary)

The stories in this collection are all connected by style, location, mood, and theme. They are introduced by a section which questions the distinction of "Southern" writing. The introduction argues that a story's simply taking place in the South is not enough for a work of fiction to be meaningfully classified as Southern. The introduction suggests that literature characteristically matching what most people think of as Southern is most often written out of affectation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smith, Daniel
Commitee: McNally, John R., Young, Reggie S.
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Literature, British and Irish literature
Keywords: Grit lit, Gulf Coast, Short fiction, Southern literature
Publication Number: 1557568
ISBN: 978-1-303-95123-7
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