Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 05 August 2021

Modernism in Appalachian Literature

Modernism in Appalachian Literature

Chapter:
(p.223) Part VI Modernism in Appalachian Literature
Source:
Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katie Hoffman
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0706

Regional or ethnic modernists maintained a focus on history—especially community history—and wrote about rural, regional, or ethnic cultures. Although some regional modernists experimented with literary style, among the Appalachian modernists literary experimentation tends to be subtle. Regional modernists differed in their response to the urban/rural divide and often found themselves wrestling with issues of cultural representation. Like mainstream modernism, there was pushback against the romanticism of the previous era, but the response of Appalachian modernists is a specific reaction to the tradition of nineteenth-century travel and local color writing in which mountain culture had been misrepresented at worst and sugar coated by sympathetic intermediaries at best.

Keywords:   Thomas Wolfe, Jesse Stuart, James Still, Anne Armstrong, Louise McNeill, Mildred Haun, Harriette Arnow, Jonathan Williams, James Wright, Wilma Dykeman, modernism

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .