By John Wharton Lowe

during this far-reaching literary heritage, John Wharton Lowe remakes the map of yankee tradition via revealing the deep, chronic connections among the guidelines and works produced by means of writers of the yankee South and the Caribbean. Lowe demonstrates tendency to split literary canons by way of nationwide and neighborhood barriers has led critics to disregard deep ties throughout hugely permeable borders. concentrating on writers and literatures from the Deep South and Gulf states with regards to areas together with Mexico, Haiti, and Cuba, Lowe reconfigures the geography of southern literature as encompassing the "circumCaribbean," a dynamic framework during which to think again literary background, style, and aesthetics.

Considering thematic issues corresponding to race, migration, compelled exile, and colonial and postcolonial identification, Lowe contends that southern literature and tradition have continuously transcended the actual and political barriers of the yank South. Lowe makes use of cross-cultural readings of 19th- and twentieth-century writers, together with William Faulkner, Martin Delany, Zora Neale Hurston, George Lamming, Cristina Garcia, Edouard Glissant, and Madison Smartt Bell, between many others, to make his argument. those literary figures, Lowe argues, aid us discover new methods of pondering the shared tradition of the South and Caribbean whereas demonstrating that southern literature has roots even farther south than we realize.

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