Tag Archives: Southern Gothic

The Hunter of Hearts

By all accounts she was a difficult human being, a talented writer, a self-described “holy terror,” and in appearance both adolescent and a gargoyle. I prefer not to focus on the negative aspects of her character, because I think there … Continue reading

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Why There Is No Great American Novel

As Black History Month approaches, I’d like to ask you to look at literary history and ask, ‘Why is there no great American novel?’ I understand that many readers will scan their shelves and rush to the contrary that there … Continue reading

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