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Author Baker, Barbara A., 1961-

Title Lewis Nordan : Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2012
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Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Don't Cry for Me, Itta Bena; 2. The Strangely Familiar World of Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair; 3. Sugar amongst the Chickens; 4. Redbird; 5. Lewis Nordan and One Critic: The Archer or the Arrow Catcher?; 6. Transcendence and Hope in the Blues Life and Life Writing of Lewis Nordan; 7. Life as a Set of Games and Invented Stories in Lewis Nordan's Fictional Memoir; 8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun: Guns and Love in Lewis Nordan's Work; 9. The "Idea of Order" in Arrow Catcher, Mississippi: Scapegoating and Redemption in The Sharpshooter Blues
10. Faulkner's Ghost in Lewis Nordan's 'The Sharpshooter Blues'11. Lewis Nordan's Southern Magic; 12. Lewis (Buddy) Nordan: Poet of Prose; 13. Eulogizing Space: Eudora Welty's "Still Moments" and Gaston Bachelard's "Dream Geometry" in Lewis Nordan's Fiction; 14. Music of the Swamp; 15. Wonderful Geographies; 16. The Nordan Shakespeare; 17. An Interview with Lewis Nordan: 'Bookmark' (1998); 18. "The Day When the Swamp Elves Ran out of the Canebrake" : A Conversation with Lewis Nordan (2006); 19. Buddy on the Plains: An Interview (2009); Works Cited; Contributors; Index
Summary Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope examines and celebrates the work of southern writer Lewis & ldquo;Buddy & rdquo; Nordan, whose stories reveal his own pain and humanity and in their honesty force us to recognize ourselves within them. Written by scholars and fiction writers who represent a fascinating range of experience & mdash;from a Shakespearean scholar to English professors to a former student of Nordan & rsquo;s & mdash;this is a rich array of essays, poems, and visual arts in tribute to this increasingly important writer. The collection deepens the base of scholarship on Nordan, and c
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nordan, Lewis -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Arbeit, Marcel.
Baker, Barbara A., 1961-
Beard, Kate
Broncano, Manuel.
Crowther, Hal.
Dufresne, John.
Dupuy, Edward J., 1958-
Edgerton, Clyde, 1944-
Maguire, Roberta S.
Martin, Lee.
McDougall, Jo.
Noble, Donald R.
Nordan, Lewis.
Relihan, Constance C
Rudnicki, Robert
Tebbetts, Terrell L
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