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Author Baker, Barbara A., 1961-
Title Lewis Nordan : Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2012.

Author Baker, Barbara A., 1961-
Subject Nordan, Lewis. -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses.
Alt Name Arbeit, Marcel.
Baker, Barbara A., 1961-
Beard, Kate.
Broncano, Manuel.
Crowther, Hal.
Dufresne, John.
Dupuy, Edward J., 1958-
Edgerton, Clyde, 1944-
Maguire, Roberta S.
Martin, Lee.
McDougall, Jo.
Noble, Donald R.
Nordan, Lewis.
Relihan, Constance C.
Rudnicki, Robert, 1979-
Tebbetts, Terrell L.
Description 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Don't Cry for Me, Itta Bena; 2. The Strangely Familiar World of Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair; 3. Sugar amongst the Chickens; 4. Redbird; 5. Lewis Nordan and One Critic: The Archer or the Arrow Catcher?; 6. Transcendence and Hope in the Blues Life and Life Writing of Lewis Nordan; 7. Life as a Set of Games and Invented Stories in Lewis Nordan's Fictional Memoir; 8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun: Guns and Love in Lewis Nordan's Work; 9. The "Idea of Order" in Arrow Catcher, Mississippi: Scapegoating and Redemption in The Sharpshooter Blues.
10. Faulkner's Ghost in Lewis Nordan's 'The Sharpshooter Blues'11. Lewis Nordan's Southern Magic; 12. Lewis (Buddy) Nordan: Poet of Prose; 13. Eulogizing Space: Eudora Welty's "Still Moments" and Gaston Bachelard's "Dream Geometry" in Lewis Nordan's Fiction; 14. Music of the Swamp; 15. Wonderful Geographies; 16. The Nordan Shakespeare; 17. An Interview with Lewis Nordan: 'Bookmark' (1998); 18. "The Day When the Swamp Elves Ran out of the Canebrake" : A Conversation with Lewis Nordan (2006); 19. Buddy on the Plains: An Interview (2009); Works Cited; Contributors; Index.
Summary Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope examines and celebrates the work of southern writer Lewis "Buddy" Nordan, whose stories reveal his own pain and humanity and in their honesty force us to recognize ourselves within them. Written by scholars and fiction writers who represent a fascinating range of experience - from a Shakespearean scholar to English professors to a former student of Nordan's - this is a rich array of essays, poems, and visual arts in tribute to this increasingly important writer. The collection deepens the base of scholarship on Nordan, and c.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780817385743 (electronic bk.)
0817385746 (electronic bk.)
9780817356811 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0817356819 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 772845350
Additional Format Print version: Baker, Barbara A. Lewis Nordan : Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2012 9780817356811

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