The Cry of An Occasion
Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers
This “smorgasbord of literary offerings” (Publishers Weekly) self-selected by its contributors—“a long list of luminaries” (Library Journal)—includes works by Madison Smartt Bell, Doris Betts, Fred Chappell, Ellen Douglas, Shelby Foote, George Garrett, Allan Gurganus, Barry Hannah, William Hoffman, Madison Jones, Michael Knight, William Henry Lewis, Jill McCorkle, Lewis Nordan, Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Lee Smith, Elizabeth Spencer, Walter Sullivan, and Allen Wier. All are affiliated with the Fellowship of Southern Writers, organized in 1989 under the inspiration of the late Cleanth Brooks for the purpose of encouraging and honoring excellence in southern letters.
Each piece in The Cry of an Occasion celebrates the distinctness of southern experience, giving expression in story form to a singular episode of mind, heart, or will. Reading this exemplary collection is pure pleasure.
Short Fiction by:
Madison Smartt Bell
William Henry Lewis
Louis D. Rubin, Jr.
George Garrett --poet, novelist, critic, and editor--has written seven previous volumes of poetry, including Luck's Shining Child. He is Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.
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