By Robert Brinkmeyer Jr.
One of the main major and wonderful advancements in modern southern fiction is that more and more southern writers are writing concerning the American West. In Remapping Southern Literature: modern Southern Writers and the West, Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr. stories present southern authors of western novels, ancient fiction, and modern fiction who've been breaking the mould of southern literature by way of having a look westward. break away, within the postmodern age, from the conventional roots in a feeling of position, modern southern writers have explored an American West formed by means of the myths of lawless freedom and disruptive growth. the wealthy and numerous fiction of Doris Betts, Barry Hannah, Cormac McCarthy, Madison Smartt Bell, Richard Ford, Rick Bass, Barbara Kingsolver, Chris Offutt, Frederick Barthelme, Dorothy Allison, and Clyde Edgerton, between others, demanding situations long-standing definitions of southern fiction and local identification and reconfigures the myths of the West that experience lengthy formed American life.
In Remapping Southern Literature, Brinkmeyer proposes that today’s southern writers aren't via this shift forsaking southern tradition yet are as an alternative increasing its succeed in by way of trying to stability the beliefs of the South and West. This attempt issues towards a brand new literary culture and a brand new nearby and nationwide mythology that blends position and house, cost and circulation, neighborhood and individualism, safeguard and freedom.