Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1st New edition edition (September 1999)
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If the kingdom as a complete through the Nineteen Forties was once midway among the nice melancholy of the Nineteen Thirties and the postwar prosperity of the Nineteen Fifties, the South discovered itself suffering via an extra transition, one sure up in a frequently violent transforming of its personal experience of background and neighborhood id. studying the altering nature of racial politics within the Forties, McKay Jenkins measures its effect on white Southern literature, heritage, and tradition. Jenkins makes a speciality of 4 white Southern writers--W. J. money, William Alexander Percy, Lillian Smith, and Carson McCullers--to exhibit how they built photos of race and race family inside of works that professed to have little, if whatever, to do with race. Sexual isolation extra advanced those authors' struggles with problems with id and repression, he argues, permitting them to occupy an area among the privilege of whiteness and the alienation of blackness. even if their perspectives on race assorted significantly, those Southern writers' uneasy dating with their very own dominant racial staff belies the concept "whiteness" used to be an unchallenged, monolithic racial identification within the quarter.