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The Art of Fiction in the Heart of Dixie

Philip D. Beidler

The Art of Fiction in the Heart of Dixie

An Anthology of Alabama Writers

by Philip D. Beidler

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Published by University of Alabama Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature: Texts,
  • Short stories, American,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Social life and customs,
  • General,
  • Fiction,
  • Alabama,
  • American fiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages335
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8073125M
    ISBN 100817303146
    ISBN 109780817303143

    Here it is especially that he works, step by step, like his brother of the brush, of whom we may always say that he has painted his picture in a manner best known to himself. We know where this is going to go. As for the aberrations of a shallow optimism, the ground of English fiction especially is strewn with their brittle particles as with broken glass. It is an adventure--an immense one--for me to write this little article; and for a Bostonian nymph to reject an English duke is an adventure only less stirring, I should say, than for an English duke to be rejected by a Bostonian nymph. Educated outside the South, he has returned to tackle twin demons - property tax reform and education funding - that have made cowards of generations of Southern politicians. These characters feel less like fictional creations and more like ordinary people, briefly illuminated in rich language, beautifully translated by Sam Taylor, that veers from the medical to the philosophical.

    To what degree a purpose in a work of art is a source of corruption I shall not attempt to inquire; the one that seems to me least dangerous is the purpose of making a perfect work. The story and the novel, the idea and the form, are the needle and thread, and I never heard of a guild of tailors who recommended the use of the thread without the needle or the needle without the thread. There is an old-fashioned distinction between the novel of character and the novel of incident, which must have cost many a smile to the intending romancer who was keen about his work. They may learn from each other, they may explain and sustain each other. He will have treated the art of fiction but superficially who is not prepared to go every inch of the way that these considerations will carry him. It is not expected of the picture that it will make itself humble in order to be forgiven; and the analogy between the art of the painter and the art of the novelist is, so far as I am able to see, complete.

    The ways in which it is at liberty to accomplish this result of interesting us strike me as innumerable and such as can only suffer from being marked out, or fenced in, by prescription. The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implication of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life, in general, so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it--this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience, and they occur in country and in town, and in the most differing stages of education. These useful facts are unflinchingly recorded in the ''Encyclopedia of Southern Culture,'' a 1,page reference work assembled by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and published by the University of North Carolina Press. Of the 24 consultants chosen to assemble the major sections, only one is black and only two are women.


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The Art of Fiction in the Heart of Dixie book

THROUGH THE HEART OF DIXIE

Besant is sure to have excited. Early reader. Besant seems to me in danger of falling into this great error with his rather unguarded talk about "selection. She had got her impression, and she evolved her type. Besant that he has deduced from them a law which he sees embodied in English Fiction and which is "a truly admirable thing and a great cause for congratulation.

Praise for Dixie Lee Brown "Dixie Lee Brown delivers all the goods in high style: romance, adventure and suspense-with a generous helping of sexy that will leave readers clamoring for more.

But first, in a joyous, teenage moment, three boys go surfing. Besant, whose tone is so full of the love of his art, I may as well have done with it at once. Associate editors, Ann J. Boney of the University of Georgia, in an excessively charitable discussion of Southern aristocrats: ''The rebel elite had fought well enough, but the real backbone of the Confederacy had been its redneck infantry.

Later, he turned up at an Ole Miss football game and, inspired by the sight of 40, white people waving Confederate flags, decided to renege. That is very well, but the absence of discussion is not a symptom of the moral passion. Besant is not the only critic who may be observed to have spoken as if there were certain things in life which constitute stories and certain others which do not.

It appears to me that no one can ever have made a seriously artistic attempt without becoming conscious of an immense increase--a kind of revelation--of freedom. Greater miracles have been seen than that, imagination assisting, she should speak the truth about some of these gentlemen.

They would argue, of course, that a novel ought to be "good," but they would interpret this term in a fashion of their own, which, indeed would vary considerably from one critic to another.

Discussion, suggestion, formulation, these things are fertilizing when they are frank and sincere. They choose their novels accordingly, and if they don't care about your idea they won't, a fortiori, care about your treatment. He also notes that of all the purported populists only Huey Long fully delivered on his promises to make the extractive industries pay a fair share of state taxes.

Most important, in their selections on Southern history, the editors, Charles Reagan Wilson and William Ferris, do a nice job of settling a legitimate regional grievance against William A. This is a big, serious and ambitious book that has the virtue of avoiding what might be called the Southern Living disease, in honor of that relentlessly cheerful magazine devoted to depicting the region as one endless festival of barbecue, boiled shrimp, football Saturdays and good old Nashville music.

It matters, to my sense, in the highest degree, and if I might put up a prayer it would be that artists should select none but the richest.

Perhaps in another story? The French, who have brought the theory of fiction to remarkable completeness, have but one word for the novel, and have not attempted smaller things in it, that I can see, for that.

That, I think, represents the manner in which the latent thought of many people who read novels as an exercise in skipping would explain itself if it were to become articulate.

After this, he'd settle down and try to find some roots - something he hadn't had since his parents died when he was Besant's lecture is unfortunately the briefest passage--his very cursory allusion to the "conscious moral purpose" of the novel.

Besant's lecture. For many people art means rose-coloured windows, and selection means picking a bouquet for Mrs. The story unfolds in an intricate lacework of precise detail.

Read more. There must assuredly be something to treat; every school is intimately conscious of that.

Heart of Dixie

It is for this reason that at the beginning of these remarks I was careful to notify the reader that my reflections on so large a theme have no pretension to be exhaustive.SERENITY: Dixie Land's adeptness with language and fluid style makes readers feel at home and draws them into the lives of her characters.

She is especially talented in describing the setting and bringing the small town and its inhabitants to life. The dialogue is colorful with plenty of colloquialisms, but never feels overwrought or false. Heart And Soul By Jillian Hart - FictionDB.

Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. I'm a sucker for a good romance, and this one had all the elements of a perfect book.

First of all, I thought Brody had a wonderfully rounded character. He was a Christian FBI agent who was tired of his job. Feb 09,  · She shows that narratives around illness and pain can energize the nobler angels of our nature and make for profoundly lovely art. One longs for more. The Heart by Author: Lydia Kiesling.

year-old Eugene Bostick lives on a 3-acre land in East Fort Worth, Texas, with his family. His home is located on a dead-end street with a horse barn and according to Bostick, ever since they lived there, people have dumped dogs in their land and have left strays there to starve or sylvaindez.comers: Heart of Dixie by Tami Hoag,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

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