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Author Lewis, Nghana Tamu.
Title Entitled to the pedestal : place, race, and progress in white Southern women's writing, 1920-1945 / Nghana Tamu Lewis.
Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2007.

Author Lewis, Nghana Tamu.
Subject American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- White authors -- History and criticism.
Women, White, in literature.
Race in literature.
Women and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 208 pages)
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-201) and index.
Contents The ladies and the myths : white Southern women's writing -- A white black writer : Julia Mood Peterkin -- A certain mental aberration : Gwen Bristow -- She'll take her stand : Caroline Gordon -- Paving the way : Willa Cather and Lillian Smith -- New beginnings : old sites of authority.
Summary Nghana Lewis offers a close reading of the works and private correspondences, essays, and lectures of five southern white women writers: Julia Peterkin, Gwen Bristow, Caroline Gordon, Willa Cather, and Lillian Smith. At the core of this work is a sophisticated reexamination of the myth of southern white womanhood.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781587297328 (electronic bk.)
1587297329 (electronic bk.)
9781587295294 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1587295296 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 296807467
Additional Format Print version: Lewis, Nghana Tamu. Entitled to the pedestal. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2007 9781587295294 1587295296 (DLC) 2006935963 (OCoLC)123242792

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