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Mississippi’s lost literary landmark still inspires writers

I stood in the very house where Oscar Wilde and Samuel Clemens once stood.  And I walked on the same solid cypress plank floors where three famous women writers walked. Southern authors Sarah Dorsey, Varina Davis and Winnie Davis all … Continue reading

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Vintage Gumbo for Turn-of-the-Century Writer Ellen Glasgow

Virginia writer Ellen Glasgow is recognized as the first woman writer from the South and for moving Southern literature away from nostalgia and sentimentality.  Her first novel The Descendant was published in 1897 — anonymously. In total she wrote 19 … Continue reading

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