Wednesday, September 5, 2012

6 unexpected Southern lit. recommendations

Another quickie post, as the past two weeks have been busy -- a friend in hospital, a sick kiddo... Hard to focus during tough times, don't you think?

Quirk Books had an interesting post the other day, "Six Unexpected Southern Literature Recommendations." While some authors weren't really unexpected to me -- come on, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy? Everyone's heard of them, right! Others I was less familiar with -- Jean Toomer, Harry Crews, and Natasha Trethewey. How about you? Please share your "unexpected" Southern favorites!


Marianne Wheelaghan said...

yes, I agree, it can be very difficult to focus on a blog when there's serious stuff going on in your life and that's fair enough! Thanks for information. Like you I know the first three Southern writers but not the others. I don't know if we'd even get the books here in the UK. I'll have to check that. Thanks again and hope your friend is getting better and the kiddo is also on the mend :)

Louisa said...

Thanks, Marianne! Yes, I'll have to check those other authors out, too! Have been neglecting the classic reads lately, and styles have definitely changed over the years -- it's good to get some perspective.