Sewanee Writers on Writing
by Wyatt Prunty
For two weeks every year, literary figures from throughout the country gather in rural Sewanee, Tennessee, to lead the Sewanee Writers' Conference, a series of workshops and colloquia aimed at cultivating the craft of writing. Gleaned from the first ten conferences, the "craft" lectures collected in Sewanee Writers on Writing offer a range of perspectives on writing as pra...more
Published November 1st 2000 by Louisiana State University Press
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Students of Southern culture, pre- and postmodern, might prefer to assemble a year's worth of dulce et utile reading from LSU Press' excellent Southern Literary Studies series, edited by Fred Hobson. His own contribution, BUT NOW I SEE: THE WHITE SOUTHERN RACIAL CONVERSION NARRATIVE, draws some brilliant parallels between the writings of Willie Morris and Lillian Smith, to name two of Hobson's subjects, and those of 17th-century New England Puritans like Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards. Last...more