room for other southern gothicists?

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room for other southern gothicists?

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1tonikat
joulukuu 7, 2010, 2:53 pm

I forgot I had joined here and then saw it again and was surprised from the title its only for Faulkner. I recently read a short story by Eudora Welty that I LOVED and of course there are others. Just a thought.

I did read the sound and the fury this year, lots more Faulkner for me to explore yet.

2laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: joulukuu 7, 2010, 3:01 pm

The group actually started as a Faulkner discussion group. Then it was broadened to cover Southern Gothic, I believe with the thought that it might be more active that way. I'd love to see some talking going on here----stir the cauldron some more, Tony. See what bubbles up.

3tonikat
joulukuu 7, 2010, 3:25 pm

This is what happens when you're not about so much -- I think I joined when it was just Faulkner. Then looking through my groups find it and discover it again -- and I see there's already a thread about new subjects.

4theaelizabet
joulukuu 7, 2010, 4:02 pm

Hi Tony. Welty is one of my favorite writers. Which short story did you read?

5tonikat
joulukuu 7, 2010, 5:34 pm

It was 'No Place for You, My Love' - must read more.

6kswolff
tammikuu 15, 2011, 12:55 pm

Can't forget the apocalyptic works of Walker Percy:

http://hilobrow.com/2010/05/28/walker-percy/

Southern Gothic meets Catholic sci fi with Love in the Ruins:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_in_the_Ruins

7absurdeist
tammikuu 16, 2011, 9:14 pm

Thanks for that kswolff! I love Walker Percy. The Thanatos Syndrome particularly.

8kerrlm
tammikuu 17, 2011, 10:50 am

I was pleased to see the references to Eudora Welty. She is my favorite author. Recently reread Losing Battles. I vote this her best work. We notherners tend to miss a lot of southern writers. Few of my acquaintances know of her.

9kerrlm
tammikuu 17, 2011, 10:52 am

I was pleased to see the references to Eudora Welty. She is my favorite author. Recently reread Losing Battles. I vote this her best work. We notherners tend to miss a lot of southern writers. Few of my acquaintances know of her.

10kerrlm
tammikuu 17, 2011, 10:53 am

Sorry about my double post---I`m not very good at this!

11laytonwoman3rd
tammikuu 17, 2011, 10:58 am

# It happens to everybody; don't sweat the small stuff!

12kswolff
maaliskuu 12, 2012, 9:04 pm

Not really a Southern gothic, but more of a Western noir: The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson. Thompson gives the narrator -- the deputy sheriff named Lou Ford -- an aw-shuck cornpone way of saying things, but beneath the corny courteous exterior lays a demonic madness, or in the words of Ford, "the sickness." Frightening and sparse, like a proto-Cormac McCarthy and written 40 years before Dexter