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Richard H. King

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Politics and Literature: The Southern Case

A future student of the modern canon of Southern literature might reasonably conclude that, whatever else Southern writers were preoccupied with, politics was not among them. This would be all the more puzzling, since the major concern of Southern [...]

Two Lights That Failed

Loon Lake. By E. L. Doctorow. Random House. $11. 95. The Second Coming. By Walker Percy. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $12. 95. Despite the long proclaimed death of the novel (as boring a theme as the death of the family, God, and the middle class), th [...]