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Home Voices

A Sampler of Southern Writing

Edited by Mark Lucas
In the decades following World War I, the American South was the locus of a starburst of creative activity, the Southern Literary Renascence. Paradoxically, the same South that produced much of the greatest American literature of this century has also long had one of the worst literacy rates in the country. But the recent adult literacy movement is making important inroads, and many of the South's nonreaders—with the help of literacy projects springing up throughout the region—are now learning to read.
As reward and encouragement, why not put these newly literate adults in touch with the acclaimed storytelling art of their region? This is the idea behind Home Voices, an anthology selected especially for adult new readers. The literacy students and tutors who served as editorial advisors for Home Voices demanded works uncomplicated enough in diction and sentence structure for people relatively new to reading, yet rich enough in substance for people not at all new to life.
From James Weldon Johnson's rousing verse sermon "The Creation" to a harrowing excerpt from Olive Ann Burns's Cold Sassy Tree, the six works in this volume bridge the gap between simplicity of language and complexity of vision. The selections are diverse, ranging from the quiet intensity of an excerpt from James Still's River of Earth to the broad comedy of Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own."
Home Voices is the sixth in the series New Books for New Readers, acclaimed for a style, vocabulary, and sentence structure that neither "talk down" nor pose too much difficulty, yet appeal to adult tastes.

About the Author

Mark Lucas is associate professor of English at Centre College.
University Press of Kentucky
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