Thursday, November 8, 2007

Six books on the American Deep South

Sarah Churchwell, a writer and academic who has lectured in the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia since 1999, named the latest critic's chart for the London Times. Her theme: "Six on the American Deep South."

Number One on the list:
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

A dazzling meditation on memory, history, destiny, race, miscegenation, class, and — of course — incest.
Read about Churchwell's other picks.

--Marshal Zeringue