Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers

By: Dyer, Joyce (editor )

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Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.: Univ Pr of Kentucky, 1998. First Printing. Very Good +/Fine. Clean and crisp with occassional highlighting within. Magazine article about Joyce Dyer folded inside the front of the book. Thirty-five women writers from Appalachia define the region in a larger, more generous, and more intricate way that it has been defined before, dispelling many demeaning stereotypes of the region. The writers tell their compelling stories with poignancy, eloquence, forthrightness, and humor. A new American literary renaissance is ablaze in the Southern Highlands--the very place so often depicted by outsiders as dimly lit. 35 photos.


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For more than 150 years, writers from Appalachia, especially women writers, have lived on the margins of American literature. But, as the essays in this volume and the cumulative work of their authors suggest, it is long past time for us to welcome Appalachian women writers to the full light of public appreciation.

Joyce Dyer's impressive collection includes the reflections of thirty-five Appalachian literary women. Some names are familiar, others less so, but in essays that often veer into poetry, all address the influence of region on their writing.

In Bloodroot these women define Appalachia in a larger, more generous, and more intricate way than it has been defined before, dispelling many demeaning stereotypes of the region. The writers tell their compelling stories with poignancy, eloquence, forthrightness, and humor.

A new American literary renaissance is ablaze in the Southern Highlands -- the very hills so often depicted by outsiders as dimly lit.

Title: Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers

Author Name: Dyer, Joyce (editor )

Categories: Essays, Book,

Edition: First

Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Kentucky: 1998

ISBN Number: 0813120594

ISBN Number 13: 9780813120591

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Fine Jacket

Seller ID: 11485

Keywords: AMERICAN LITERATURE HISTORY CRITICISM 20TH