Short stories

by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953.

Format: Print Book 1994
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Rawlings
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Rawlings
 
 
Contents
Cracker chidlings
Jacob's ladder
Lord Bill of the Suwannee River
A plumb clare conscience
A crop of beans
Gal young un
Alligators
Benny and the bird dogs
The pardon
Varmints
A mother in Mannville
Cocks must crow
Fish fry and fireworks
The pelican's shadow
The enemy
In the heart
Jessamine Springs
The provider
The shell
Black secret
Miriam's houses
Miss Moffatt steps out
The friendship.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Admirers of Rawlings's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Yearling and her other novels should welcome this first collection of all but two of her short works, most originally published in the New Yorker , the Saturday Evening Post and Scribner's Magazine between 1928 and 1953. The stories, some only a couple of pages long, are presented in order of publication and come together piece by piece like the blocks of a simple homespun guilt. From the early ``Jacob's Ladder'' to ``A Mother in Mannville'' and ``Fish Fry and Fireworks,'' Rawlings sharpened her storytelling skills and deepened her understanding of the backwoods world of her Florida neighbors and the African Americans who worked for them. She had a knack for setting each scene with a few homey details, putting the reader right inside the story. Dialect, colorful but always intelligible, was used to great effect. In ``Cracker Chidlings'' Fatty Blake critiques his neighbor's Brunswick Stew: `` `I was born and raised in Floridy and I'm pertickler. I don't want no squirrel eyes lookin' at me out o' my rations!' '' Tarr's introduction provides essential background to set these stories in the context of the time and Rawlings's efforts to face her own feelings about race. ``Black Secret,'' her last work on the subject, won an O. Henry Prize, as did ``Gal Young Un.'' Illustrations. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Florida -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher Gainesville :University Press of Florida,1994
Other Titles Short stories.
Contributors Tarr, Rodger L.
Language English
Description x, 376 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-376).
ISBN 081301252X (cloth)
9780813012520 (cloth)
0813012538 (paper)
9780813012537 (paper)
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