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11.00.08 Young, Stark, editor, A Southern Treasury of Life and Literature, published 1937.

Notes Concerning the Author

Stark Young (1881—1963) was a native of Mississippi and a prominent drama critic in New  York.  He was the author of the classic Southern  novel  So Red the Rose and one of the Twelve Southerners  who wrote I’ll Take My Stand.

Our Review

The book contains selected writings of over 100 Southern writers of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, many of them nearly forgotten.  The book is a handy guide to  Southern  writing from earliest  times up to its publication date.    More importantly, the selections are not merely literary, but are chosen  to be expressions of Southern life.

Availability of this Book

Used hardback copies are available, largely due to the ongoing practice of college and public libraries to purge worthwhile books.  But get one when you can.  Amazon link: