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The Storied South

Voices of Writers and Artists
Ferris, William R. (Book - 2013)
The Storied South
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"The Storied South features the voices--by turn searching and honest, coy and scathing--of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward. Masterfully drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by renowned folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years, the book reveals how storytelling is viscerally tied to southern identity and how the work of these southern or southern-inspired creators has shaped the way Americans think and talk about the South. The Storied South offers a unique, intimate opportunity to sit at the table with these men and women and learn how they worked and how they perceived their art."--Publisher's description. "Features the voices ... of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward ... drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years"--Dust jacket flap.
Authors: Ferris, William R.
Title: The storied South
voices of writers and artists
Publisher: Chapel Hill :, The University of North Carolina Press,, [2013]
Characteristics: xii, 274 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm +,1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.) and 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
spoken word
text
Media Type: video
audio
unmediated
Carrier Type: videodisc
audio disc
volume
Notes: Accompanying CD includes original interviews; accompanying DVD includes filmed interviews.
Contents: DVD. Eudora Welty and Cleanth Brooks (8:19)
Eudora Welty in Four women artists [includes reading of Why I live at the PO] (2:32)
Robert Penn Warren (8:38)
Cleanth Brooks (11:33)
C. Vann Woodward (6:06)
Bobby Rush [interview and concert] (14:41)
Pete Seeger (about 49 minutes)
Painting in the South (27:01).
CD. Eudora Welty: A good household (0:52)
Eudora Welty: WPA memories (1:47)
Earnest Gaines: creating the voice of Miss Jane Pitman (2:56)
Robert Penn Warren: the decline in human values (2:43)
Alice Walker: regions of the mind and heart (0:43)
Alice Walker: integrating Southern writers (1:06)
Alex Haley: the South is a place of hands (1:30)
Margaret Walker: a memory of Langston Hughes (2:14)
Margaret Walker: the question of black humanity (1:56)
Sterling Brown: not simple North and South (4:21)
Cleanth Brooks: accepting the past (2:17)
John Blassingame: the historian's tasks (2:32)
Charles Seeger: memories of Pete (1:58)
John Dollard: feelings about the South (2:26)
C. Vann Woodward: why historians study the South (2:08)
C. Vann Woodward: books aren't accidents (1:19)
Bobby Rush: the blues to me (1:21)
Pete Seeger: We shall overcome (2:10)
Walker Evans: Agee's anger (2:23)
Walker Evans: the unconscious process (1:39)
William Christenberry: the profound influence of Southern writers (0:31)
William Eggleston: beginnings in 1958 (0:32)
William Eggleston: the value of photographs (1:11)
Sam Gilliam: memories of the South (1:29)
Ed McGowin: on Southern surreal (1:34)
Benny Andrews: pictures out of clouds (0:53)
Carroll Cloar: childhood imagery (1:00)
Rebecca Davenport: appreciating irony (1:10)
William Dunlap: that narrative business (0:28)
Maud Gatewood: Africa's given us quite a bit (1:19)
Maud Gatewood: sense of place (1:31)
Julien Binford: painting the sawmill (1:03).
WRITERS
Eudora Welty
Ernest Gaines
Robert Penn Warren
Alice Walker
Alex Haley
Margaret Walker
Sterling Brown
SCHOLARS
Cleanth Brooks
John Blassingame
Charles Seeger
John Dollard
C. Vann Woodward
MUSICIANS
Bobby Rush
Pete Seeger
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Walker Evans
William Christenberry
William Eggleston
PAINTERS
Sam Gilliam
Ed McGowin
Benny Andrews
Carroll Cloar
Rebecca Davenport
William Dunlap
Maud Gatewood
George Wardlaw
Julien Binford.
Summary: "The Storied South features the voices--by turn searching and honest, coy and scathing--of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward. Masterfully drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by renowned folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years, the book reveals how storytelling is viscerally tied to southern identity and how the work of these southern or southern-inspired creators has shaped the way Americans think and talk about the South. The Storied South offers a unique, intimate opportunity to sit at the table with these men and women and learn how they worked and how they perceived their art."--Publisher's description.
"Features the voices ... of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward ... drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years"--Dust jacket flap.
Local Note: 15 53 118 210 211 231 274
ISBN: 1469607549
9781469607542
Statement of Responsibility: William Ferris
Bibliography: Includes filmography, discography, and bibliographical references (pages 251-258) and index.
Subject Headings: Southern States Literary collections. Authors Interviews. American literature Southern States.
Topical Term: Authors
American literature
LCCN: 2013010406
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