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Biography of Erskine Caldwell

Biography of Erskine Caldwell

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Published by Hyperink
ABOUT THE BOOK

Many modern readers are unfamiliar with Southern writer Erskine Caldwell, primarily because his books have fallen out of favor in politically-correct academic circles. Just as Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn has been blacklisted in many high school classrooms across the U.S. due to objectionable language and the mistreatment or denigration of minorities, many of Caldwells works have met a similar fate in academic readership and discussion.

Surprisingly, one of his most vocal critics, Margaret Mitchell, who penned Gone With The Wind, accused him of cashing in on the seedier side of Southern mores when she could easily be charged with the same. Caldwells legacy remains in his work: an unrelenting, gritty and often comic depiction of the impoverished, both black and white, in the Southern landscape during and after the Depression.
ABOUT THE BOOK

Many modern readers are unfamiliar with Southern writer Erskine Caldwell, primarily because his books have fallen out of favor in politically-correct academic circles. Just as Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn has been blacklisted in many high school classrooms across the U.S. due to objectionable language and the mistreatment or denigration of minorities, many of Caldwells works have met a similar fate in academic readership and discussion.

Surprisingly, one of his most vocal critics, Margaret Mitchell, who penned Gone With The Wind, accused him of cashing in on the seedier side of Southern mores when she could easily be charged with the same. Caldwells legacy remains in his work: an unrelenting, gritty and often comic depiction of the impoverished, both black and white, in the Southern landscape during and after the Depression.

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Published by: Hyperink on Nov 14, 2012
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