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Pastimes remained the same. Dialectal variations persisted. Veterans returning from the First World War nourished exotic memories of France, Belgium, and England, and moving pictures and radio had given currency to paler versions of those images among those who had remained at home and those who had been too young to go abroad, but the homogenization that was to transform southern life in the wake of TVA, with the advent of rural electrification, better roads, better schools, and chain stores, had only begun.
Among the eastern literati this kind of recognition by one of their most respected critics was tantamount to a nomination for canonization, and almost immediately the reading public began demanding Faulkner's works, practically all of which had gone out of print. The result of this shift in popularity was a tremendous success for his next novel, Intruder in the Dust (1948), which was subsequently made into a movie. In 1950 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature, the firstand onlysoutherner to be so honored.
American literature20th centuryHistory and criticism. Southern StatesIntellectual life20th century. Title. Series. 9'975'0904D21 97-10495 This book is printed on acid-free recycled meeting the requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials. Manufactured in the United States of America Page v For Sara Page vii CONTENTS Editor's Preface ix Preface xi Introduction 1 Part One: The Making of a Southern Literature 1 The Development of Modern Southern Fiction 11 2 Poetry and Politics at Vanderbilt, 192040 38 3 The New Emphasis on Craftsmanship 61 4 Two Major Novelists 74 5 Southern Playwrights 87 Part Two: A Renaissance in Full Swing 6 The Beginning of Recognition 103 7 Southern Regionalism Comes of Age 117 8 Women Extend Fiction's Range 137 9 The New Black Writers 155 Part Three: Postwar Development and Diversification 10 The South after World War II 167 11 Postwar Poetry 176 12 Mainstream Fiction 196 13 The New Major Writers 208 14 Three Key Figures 226 15 Robert Penn Warren 248 Bibliographical Note 261 Index 271 Page ix EDITOR'S PREFACE Words, whether spoken or written, have given the South its most distinctive form of cultural expression.