The Storied South features the voices--by turn searching and honest, coy and scathing--of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward. Masterfully drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by renowned folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years, the book reveals how storytelling is viscerally tied to southern identity and how the work of these southern or southern-inspired creators has shaped the way Americans think and talk about the South. The Storied South offers a unique, intimate opportunity to sit at the table with these men and women and learn how they worked and how they perceived their art. The volume also features 45 of Ferris's striking photographic portraits of the speakers and a CD and a DVD of original audio and films of the interviews.
Ferris, William R.
The storied South
voices of writers and artists
Chapel Hill :, The University of North Carolina Press,, 2013.
xii, 274 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm +,1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.) and 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Writers. Eudora Welty ; Ernest Gaines ; Robert Penn Warren ; Alice Walker ; Alex Haley ; Margaret Walker ; Sterling Brown
Scholars. Cleanth Brooks ; John Blassingame ; Charles Seeger ; John Dollard ; C. Vann Woodward
Musicians. Bobby Rush ; Pete Seeger
Photographers. Walker Evans ; William Christenberry ; William Eggleston
Painters. Sam Gilliam ; Ed McGowin ; Benny Andrews ; Carroll Cloar ; Rebecca Davenport ; William Dunlap ; Maud Gatewood ; George Wardlaw ; Julien Binford.
Statement of Responsibility:
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index.
Southern States Literary collections.
Authors 20th century Interviews.
Authors, American 20th century.
American literature Southern States.