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Southern Gothic in Savannah

February 25, 2011

There’s definitely more to Southern Gothic than Roman statues and Greek columns. For it’s a writing style, or more specifically a genre that overlaps the much broader classification of Southern literature. According to most literary commentary, Southern Gothic originated from the Gothic-styled literature that was produced in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries. Both […]

Savannah and the Southern Mystique

February 24, 2011

  The Southern Mystique is not really a tangible item. Nonetheless, the concept has been widely explored by scores of writers from all around the country. Even though residence in Dixie is not a pre-requisite, most of the practitioners draw from family ties that are well rooted in the South. Whether it is due to […]

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

January 16, 2011

Reading a short story that is widely recognized as an American classic is always a challenge. Such was the case when I picked up the complete stories of Flannery O’Connor at a local SC library and tackled several of her stories. The fact that as I read I am able to look out the window […]