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Tennessee Writers

Young, Thomas Daniel

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In Tennessee Writers, Thomas Daniel Young describes and discusses the major literary figures and groups whose work during the last half of the nineteenth-century and the first half of the twentieth-century significantly affected the course of modern American literature. Focusing his attention on the important contributors to national literary movements – the Local Colorists and the Southwest Humorists of the last century and the Fugitives, Agrarians, and New Critics of this century – he discusses the major works of the writers who comprise these groups, including Mary Noailles Murfree, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Donald Davidson, Robert Penn Warren, Cleanth Brooks, Andrew Lytle. In addition, Young assesses the contributions of four vastly different contemporary writers – Mildred Haun, James Agee, Peter Taylor, and Cormac McCarthy – to present a representative picture of today’s writing in Tennessee and suggest the possible direction of future literary movements and writings in the state. Tennessee Writers will acquaint readers with the best of Tennessee’s writers and the state’s contributions to American literature.

Thomas Daniel Young is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Among his many books are Gentleman in a Dustcoat: A Biography of John Crowe Ransom, which won the Jules Landry Award in 1976, and, with M. Thomas Inge, Donald Davidson: An Essay and a Bibliography.

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