The Southern Literary Review celebrates southern authors and their contributions to American literature. We feature the classic writers who have defined southern literature, and we highlight emerging authors through interviews, profiles, and book reviews. In an effort to back independent bookstores and to encourage creativity in the publishing world, SLR is an IndieBound supporter.
Southern Literary Review would like to acknowledge and recommend a few works of scholarship that, we think, will interest our readers. Each book is about Southern themes or literature, broadly defined. Jon Smith. Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2013. From […]
Reviewed by LisaMarie DeSanto Ask people to summarize their youth, and you’ll hear a variety of descriptions. Our childhoods are laced with humor and heartbreak, tragedy and joy, failure and triumph – all in varying degrees. Some parents gave their all, though limited emotionally, financially, or physically. Other parents had much to give but thought […]
LisaMarie DeSanto is a freelance writer from New York, whose articles about the arts are regularly featured in ArtsWNews. In addition to copywriting, blogging, and writing press releases for various clients, she enjoys posting weekly entries in her blog, The Fork in the Road, which can be found at www.lisamariedesanto.com.
Reviewed by Donna Meredith Remember reading Daphne DuMarier’s Rebecca when you were younger and loving it? So did acclaimed novelist Cassandra King, and now she has written her own gothic tale of a new bride whose curiosity about a first wife might uncover more than she wants to know. The release of Moonrise on September […]
Reviewed by Gerald Duff Acclaimed writer Rod Davis in his new novel provides a mystery, the first in what promises to be a series featuring a part-time writer, TV announcer, private investigator, Vietnam veteran, and world-weary survivor named Jack Prine. He lives in New Orleans, but not in the French Quarter. Instead he prefers a […]
Gerald Duff has published 16 books, including novels, collections of short stories and poems, memoirs, and critical studies of literature. His most recent books are a novel, Dirty Rice: A Season in the Evangeline League, and a memoir, Fugitive Days. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Southwest Review, Ploughshares, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Sewanee Review, […]