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A WORLD UNSUSPECTED: Mason, Bobbie Ann. Alex Harris, ed.

A WORLD UNSUSPECTED

Mason, Bobbie Ann. Alex Harris, ed.

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ISBN 10: 0807817481 / ISBN 13: 9780807817483
Published by Univ. North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Uncorrected proof for the first edition. Pictoral wraps. Introduction by Harris. Signed by Bobbie Ann Mason at her contribution. Contributions by Hannah, Humphries, Powell, et al. Faint toning on upper edges and spine; unread copy in Near Fine condition. First publication in the Lyndhurst Series of books about the South. Bookseller Inventory # 120363

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Title: A WORLD UNSUSPECTED

Publisher: Univ. North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed By Contributor

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Galley/Proof

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Edited and with an introduction by Alex Harris. Contributors include: Sheila Bosworth, Robb Forman Dew, Barry Hannah, Josephine Humphreys, James Alan McPherson, Bobbie Ann Mason, T. R. Pearson, Padgett Powell, Dave Smith, Ellease Southerland, Al Young.

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The influential formative years of a Southern childhood and adolescence in a segregated society provide the background for contrasting books which aim at understanding this experience. In Separate Pasts , McLaurin relates his adolescent years in rural North Carolina during the 1950s. His account reflects his growing awareness of race and racism. His frankness and honest reflection about his adolescence reveal a great deal about Southern society. And as a historian he provides the reader with a harsh appraisal of a segregated South. From a different perspective comes A World Unsuspected , 11 original essays by some of the region's promising writers, e.g., Barry Hannah, Al Young, and Bobbie Ann Mason. Each author used family photographs to prompt narratives representing their varied pasts. The 11 include blacks and whites and men and women. The childlike reminiscences of several of the writers offer a marked contrast to McLaurin's recollection. While both volumes are recommended for larger academic and public libraries, McLaurin's has considerable candor. Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala.
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