Sex, Violence, and Vulgarity
Good writers engage their audience so well, scenes calling for sex, violence, or vulgarity communicate through the actions and attitudes of the characters.
Southern Voices of the Past – Alice Walker
Alice Walker truly exemplifies the power of the Southern Voice in American literature.
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.