Friendship and Sympathy: Communities of Southern Women Writers

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Rosemary M. Magee
Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1992 - American literature - 326 pages

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Contents

Traditions
3
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
13
Carson McCullers
21
Margaret Walker
28
Connections
39
Review of None Shall Look Back
60
Flannery OConnor
66
by Caroline Gordon
68
of Flannery OConnor
172
by Flannery OConnor
187
Shirley Ann Grau
193
Lee Smith
203
Anne Tyler
212
Dialogues
225
Review of The Killing Ground by Mary Lee Settle
232
Review of The Odd Woman by Gail Godwin
239

Katherine Anne Porter
78
The Wide Net
95
Review of The Never Ending Wrong
115
Elizabeth Spencer
136
Anne Tyler
142
Alice Walker
154
and a Partisan View
164
Review of A Mother and Two Daughters
247
Review of Shiloh and Other Stories
251
Doris Betts
258
Communities
295
Bobbie Ann Mason and Elizabeth Spencer
308
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