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From Puzzles to Portraits

by James L. Clifford The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The first part of this fascinating account of a biographer's problems tells of the adventures of one biographer in tracking down clues in several parts of the world--accidental discovery, long pursuit of a watward...


How Am I to Be Heard?

by Margaret Rose Gladney The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

This compelling volume offers the first full portrait of the life and work of writer Lillian Smith (1897-1966), the foremost southern white liberal of the mid-twentieth century. Smith devoted her life to lifting...


My Other Loneliness

by Suzanne Stutman The University of North Carolina Press (September 10, 2016)

Written over an eleven-year period, these letters between Thomas Wolfe and Aline Bernstein chronicle a love affair that was by turns stormy, tender, bitter, and contrite.

When Wolfe met Mrs. Bernstein shortly...


Picturing Identity

by Hertha D. Sweet Wong The University of North Carolina Press (May 02, 2018)

In this book, Hertha D. Sweet Wong examines the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of twentieth and -twenty-first century American writers and artists each of whom employ a mix...


Secret Selves

by Oliver S. Buckton The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Focusing on the representation of same-sex desire in Victorian autobiographical writing, Oliver Buckton offers significant new readings of works by some of the most influential figures in late-nineteenth-century...


The Education of the Heart

by Edgar E. MacDonald The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

In 1815 a young North Carolina schoolteacher who was Jewish wrote to the celebrated Maria Edgeworth to ask why British novelists wrote in such a prejudiced manner about Jews. Maria was so moved by the letter...


William Faulkner

by Daniel Joseph Singal The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Amid all that has been published about William Faulkner, one subject--the nature of his thought--remains largely unexplored. But, as Daniel Singal's new intellectual biography reveals, we can learn much about...


Walker Percy Remembered

by David Horace Harwell The University of North Carolina Press (September 06, 2007)

Walker Percy (1916-1990), the reclusive southern author most famous for his 1961 novel The Moviegoer, spent much of his adult life in Covington, Louisiana. In the spirit of traditional southern storytelling,...


William Alexander Percy

by Benjamin E. Wise The University of North Carolina Press (March 12, 2012)

In this evocative biography, Benjamin E. Wise presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885-1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as...