Pondering of the Past: Harper Lee, A Southern Literary Legacy
Harper Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama provided her with ample opportunities to portray the irrationality of adult attitudes in the racist culture that permeated the South.
Southern Voices from the Past: Zora Neale Hurston
[Zora Neale Hurston’s] novels spoke about the African-American experience, folklore, and her personal struggles as an African-American woman.
Southern Voices from the Past – Flannery O’Connor
Although many writers in this century have sought to catch the flavor of what critics customarily term “Southern gothic,” O’Connor is unsurpassed in the mingling of violence and beauty, of the glorious and grotesque, that is her particular mood and theme.