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The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers expands the range of writers included in the landmark South Carolina Encyclopedia. This guide updates the entries on writers featured in the original encyclopedia and augments that list substantially with dozens of new essays on additional authors from the late eighteenth century to the present who have contributed to the Palmetto State's distinctive literary heritage.

Each profile in this concise reference includes essential biographical facts and critical assessments to place the featured writers in the larger context of South Carolina's literary tradition. The guide comprises 127 entries written by more than seventy literary scholars, and it also highlights the sixty-five writers inducted thus far into the South Carolina Academy of Authors, which serves as the state's literary hall of fame. Rich in natural beauty and historic complexity, South Carolina has long been a source of inspiration for writers. The talented novelists, essayists, poets, playwrights, journalists, historians, and other writers featured here represent the countless anonymous individuals who have shared tales and lore of South Carolina.

Reviews

"The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers is an indispensable guide to the Palmetto State's most revered writers as well as a valuable resource documenting these writers' contributions to national and international literature. Ron Rash, poet and novelist and JohnA. Parris, Jr. and Dorothy Luxton Parris Distinguished Professor in AppalachianCultural Studies at Western Carolina University"

"This compendium of the literary history of South Carolina is indispensable to anyone who loves words and their authors. Imminently readable, highly entertaining, and informative beyond measure, the book's depth and breadth make known loud and clear South Carolina's role as a continuing cornerstone of American Literature."—Bret Lott, professor of English, College of Charleston

"The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers is an indispensable guide to the Palmetto State's most revered writers as well as a valuable resource documenting these writers' contributions to national and international literature. Ron Rash, poet and novelist and JohnA. Parris, Jr. and Dorothy Luxton Parris Distinguished Professor in AppalachianCultural Studies at Western Carolina University"

"The Guide to South Carolina Writers is an incredibly valuable resource, and not just to scholars. I want to keep a copy on my desk as a reminder of the talent and surprising diversity of all our writers - and so I can re-read George Singleton's hilarious preface a hundred times."—Josephine Humphreys, novelist

"This compendium of the literary history of South Carolina is indispensable to anyone who loves words and their authors. Imminently readable, highly entertaining, and informative beyond measure, the book's depth and breadth make known loud and clear South Carolina's role as a continuing cornerstone of American Literature."—Bret Lott, professor of English, College of Charleston

"The Guide to South Carolina Writers is an incredibly valuable resource, and not just to scholars. I want to keep a copy on my desk as a reminder of the talent and surprising diversity of all our writers - and so I can re-read George Singleton's hilarious preface a hundred times."—Josephine Humphreys, novelist

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