Renaissance in Charleston: Art and Life in a Southern City, 1900-1940 (Hardback)James M. Hutchisson (editor), Harlan Greene (editor), James M. Hutchinson (Professor of English, The Citadel, South Carolina, USA) (editor)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
In the end, Renaissance in Charleston makes a very convincing case that the history of Southern letters in the twentieth century needs to be rewritten and neglected Charleston writers deserve an attentive, and perhaps cocktail-sipping, reading.--Mobile Register
Insightful without becoming overbearing this work walks the fine line between scholarly and popular literature. Each essay builds upon each other without too much repetition, and the arguments are convincing. This work is recommended for anyone interested in the interrelationship of art, culture, race, and gender in the South and North during the early 20th century.--Candy Hudziak "Southern Historian "
A thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of the Charleston Renaissance. These essays illuminate a long-neglected and often misunderstood chapter in American and southern cultural history. Renaissance in Charleston captures the complex spirit of the women and men whose creative talents made Charleston between world wars such an intriguing city.--Walter B. Edgar "author of South Carolina: A History
A fascinating book, important to our understanding of the literature and culture of the American South, well researched and filled with new and sometimes startling material. Until I read it I didn't realize how much I didn't know about what was going on in Charleston back then.--Louis D. Rubin Jr. "author of My Father's People: A Family of Southern Jews "
Both informative and fascinating, these essays bring to light this little-discussed, glorious literary and artistic movement.--Sandlapper
Solid, well-researched, and well-written essays. . . . Renaissance in Charleston captures much of the cultural joie de vivre present in the 1920s and early 1930s, before the national economic downturn, and adds much to our body of knowledge on the literature and culture of the American South.--Journal of Southern History
This collection shows just how deep and rich the Charleston Renaissance was; the social, political and artistic struggles of its innovators; and its influence.--Creative Loafing (Charlotte, NC)
For anyone who enjoys literary history, Charleston history, or American history, Renaissance in Charleston will bring the Charleston Renaissance back to life. Editors Hutchisson and Greene have created an essay ensemble that paints a vivid picture of Charleston's cultural revolution--Charleston City Paper