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Riassunto: Alabama Listening, by award-winning, Alabama author Susan Shehane, is a narrative memoir about growing up near Montgomery, Ala., at the height of the Civil Rights Movement and the Cold War, as the daughter of a storytelling roalroader, in a time when "everyone had pictures of George Wallace and his wife Lurleen" in their pine-paneled dens. " The memoir depicts the struggles children of racist parents underwent, and the inherited history that implies. Shehane's father was a gospel singer and a storyteller, and her life as a writer and a musician coincided with her coming to terms with the ambiguous lives of her parents. While Alabama Listening is not a political book, it describes the political landscape of her childhood. The title refers to many aspects of the book, including the Southern heritage of front-porch storytelling, learning to listen not only to stories but to one's own heart, and the author's own struggle to overcome the fear that gripped her as the standoffs in her own family mirrored world tensions. Some critics have called the dialogue and the voices of the Southern past both "palpable and moving." Please visit coosariverbooks.com for other details.
L'autore: Susan Shehane ("Susie Lee") grew up in Millbrook, Alabama, and has spent her adult life in central Alabama. She holds a masters degree in English (Secondary Education) from Auburn University Montgomery, where she previously taught freshman composition. Twice named the recipient of the Alabama School of Fine Arts' Teacher's Award for Creative Nonfiction,, she has won numerous awards for poetry and nonfiction since 1974. As a columnist for the Prattville Progress, she won a national first-place award for most humorous column in 1992. She teaches English in Prattville, Alabama. She is a fellow of the Sun Belt Writing Project at Auburn University (National Writing Project), winner of first-place for graduate essay (Auburn University Montgomery, 1998), and listed in Who's Who Among Colleges and University in 1996. Her essays have appeared in a variety of regional publications, including Montgomery Magazine and Alabama Magazine. Previously she worked as associate editor of Bassmaster Magazine, Southern Outdoors, and Southern Saltwater Magazines. In addition, she has worked as editor of the Montgomery Independent and AUM's Filibuster. She lives with her husband on the Coosa River near "Slapout," Alabama.
Titolo: Alabama Listening in the Cold War Era
Casa editrice: Coosa River Books, LLC
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Coosa River Books, LLC, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110978540107