Ellen DouglasISBN: 1578066700;
Book DescriptionEllen Douglas, one of the South?s most admired writers, brings forth a collection of nonfiction essays full of her lifelong faith that literature can bear witness to the human spirit. "To mean something, to make a reader feel something . . . I want, not to tell about?to express?my feelings, but to evoke feeling in the reader of my story," she explains in Witnessing (University Press of Mississippi). As the author of Truth: Four Stories I Am Finally Old Enough to Tell and such novels as Black Cloud, White Cloud; Can?t Quit You, Baby; and Apostles of Light, Ellen Douglas is one of the most accomplished southern writers of the twentieth century. Few have told stories that represent with more persuasive moral intelligence the variety of experience in the intricate world where she has been a lifelong witness of public and personal history. In her new book, Douglas delivers sixteen illuminating essays, a majority of which appear here in...
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