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Shelby Foote and the art of history : two gates to the city

Author: James Panabaker
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Despite widespread recognition of Foote's work, reception by some in the scholarly community has been lukewarm; historians dismiss his lively narratives as literary, while literary critics tend to view his exhaustively researched works as historical. In Shelby Foote and the Art of History: Two Gates to the City, James Panabaker argues that Foote is one of a rare breed of artists, capable of combining the tools and
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Shelby Foote; Shelby Foote; Shelby Foote; Shelby Foote; Shelby Foote
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Panabaker
ISBN: 1572333189 9781572333185
OCLC Number: 54816915
Description: xviii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "The condition of the tournament" : Foote, Faulkner, and the matter of the South --
Jordan County : the South and the birth of the modern --
The aesthetics of limitation : event, memory, and narrative --
Writing the American Iliad : character in The Civil War --
Writing the American Iliad : narrative strategies in The Civil War --
Conclusion : "the painter's eye is not a lens, it trembles to caress the light."
Responsibility: James Panabaker.

Abstract:

"Despite widespread recognition of Foote's work, reception by some in the scholarly community has been lukewarm; historians dismiss his lively narratives as literary, while literary critics tend to view his exhaustively researched works as historical. In Shelby Foote and the Art of History: Two Gates to the City, James Panabaker argues that Foote is one of a rare breed of artists, capable of combining the tools and sensibilities of a writer of modernist fiction with the discipline of a historian."

"Panabaker examines several key influences on Foote's development as a writer and historian, from his upbringing in the progressive southern town of Greenville, Mississippi, and his relationship with William Alexander Percy to the inescapable shadow of Faulkner."--Jacket.

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