By Scott Romine
Romine addresses a massive serious problem—"authenticity"—in a essentially new demeanour. much less interested by what really constitutes an "authentic" or "real" South than in how those techniques are used at the present time, the true South explores a variety of southern narratives that describe and shuttle via digital, simulated, and commodified Souths. the place prior critics have tended to imagine a true or real South, Romine questions such assumptions and even if the "authentic South" ever really existed.
From long past with the Wind, Civil warfare reenactments, and a tennis group outdoor Atlanta known as Tara, to the paintings of Josephine Humphreys, the go back and forth narrative of V. S. Naipaul, and the ancient fiction of Lewis Nordan, Romine examines how narratives (and areas) are used to type social cohesion and cultural continuity in a time of fragmentation and alter. faraway from deteriorating or disappearing in an international financial system, Romine exhibits, the South remains to be reproduced and utilized by various teams engaged in assorted cultural projects.
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The Real South: Southern Narrative in the Age of Cultural Reproduction (Southern Literary Studies) by Scott Romine