“Where I Come From” Is Gentle, Full of Charms

Rick Bragg’s collection of essays, “Where I Come From,” is, as he claims in his prologue, about “the South’s gentler, easier nature,” covering everything from Tupperware to pick-up trucks, to pigs’ feet and po’boys.

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“This Life” Draws Attention to Life Behind Bars and the Transcendent Power of Rap

A review of Quntos KunQuest’s debut novel, “This Life.”

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Elizabeth Spencer: “A Veritable Seurat of Southern Life”

A review of Modern Library’s reissued edition of Elizabeth Spencer’s collection of short stories, “The Southern Woman.”

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Exploring the Absurdity and Tragic Comedy of Florida, A Misunderstood State

A review of Tyler Gillespie’s new collection of essays, “The Thing About Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State.”

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Shannon Sullivan and Others Advocate for “Philosophy in/of the South” in Latest Collection of Essays

Thinking the US South is a compendium of ten thoroughly researched and referenced essays by U.S.-based professional academic philosophers writing from Southern perspectives in regard to the South.

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Racing Inexorably Downhill: The Life of Bonnie Parker in Christina Schwarz’s “Bonnie: A Novel”

An interview with Christina Schwarz about her latest release, “Bonnie: A Novel.”

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Julia Nitz on “Belles and Poets”: “Literary Allusion is Cultural Currency”

An interview with Julia Nitz on her new book “Belles and Poets: Intertextuality in the Civil War Diaries of White Southern Women.”

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