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13. Southern Renaissance

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Thomas Wolfe - Selected Archive Items

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[7266] Marion Post Walcott, Farmhouse and Barns near Asheville, North Carolina (1939),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF34-052386-D DLC].
Photograph of farmhouse, barns, rolling hills, trees, and fields. An example of the agricultural life that the Agrarian writers extolled, this town was Thomas Wolfe's birthplace.

[7274] Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Thomas Wolfe,
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-42508 DLC].
Posed portrait of author Thomas Wolfe. Wolfe was known for his autobiographical fiction, particularly the novel Look Homeward, Angel, a southern coming-of- age story.

[7728] Don Doyle, Interview: "Mencken's Ridicule of the South and the Agrarians' Response" (2002),
courtesy of Annenberg Media.
Doyle discusses H. L. Mencken's dismissal of southern artistry. Mencken was well known for his acerbic wit, and Southern Agrarian writers defended the South against his attacks. Doyle is the Nelson Tyrone Jr. Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.

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