The Resource The new Southern girl : female adolescence in the works of 12 women authors, Caren J. Town

The new Southern girl : female adolescence in the works of 12 women authors, Caren J. Town

Label
The new Southern girl : female adolescence in the works of 12 women authors
Title
The new Southern girl
Title remainder
female adolescence in the works of 12 women authors
Statement of responsibility
Caren J. Town
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book addresses the ways in which 12 contemporary Southern women writers use their heroines' stories to challenge commonly held and frequently damaging notions of adolescence, femininity, and regional identity. The works of Anne Tyler, Bobbie Ann Mason, Josephine Humphreys, Dorothy Allison, Kaye Gibbons, Tina Ansa, Janisse Ray, Jill McCorkle and young adult writers Katherine Paterson, Mildred Taylor and Cynthia Voigt are examined in detail."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • 813.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.G55
LC item number
T69 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The new Southern girl : female adolescence in the works of 12 women authors, Caren J. Town
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Narratives of development/developing narratives -- 2. "Becoming : maybe so" : breakdowns, setbacks, and triumphs in Lee Smith's novels -- 3. "Three meal a day aftermaths" : Anne Tyler's determined adolescents -- 4. "One layer deeper" : on the road and in country with Sam Hughes -- 5. "People have no respect for girls" : Lucille Odom's ride through adolescence -- 6. "The hope of the remade life" : Allison's and Gibbons' rewritten girlhoods -- 7. "Claim what is yours" : Tina McElroy Ansa's spiritual journey -- 8. "Odd how things are and then they aren't" : Janisse Ray's identity of loss -- 9. "A whole world of possibilities" : Jill McCorkle's troubled and tenacious girls -- 10. "Keep on asking questions" : tough girls in young adult fiction
Control code
000025496889
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 199 p.
Isbn
9780786418930
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004009443
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.b20907898
System control number
  • 25496889dw
  • (OCoLC)55019134

Library Locations

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