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Calypso Magnolia: The Crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature

John Wharton Lowe


John Lowe explodes old notions of region by exploring the effect of the Caribbean on Southern literature, and conversely, how the writers of the coastal U.S. have influenced artists “South of the South.” Two chapters consider how armed conflict - the Haitian Revolution and the U.S. Mexican War - created a new awareness of the South as the northern rim of the Caribbean. Other chapters pair writers whose works map out the “Caribbean Imaginary” (Martin Delany and Lucy Holcombe Pickens); the idea of the “transnational South (Constance Fenimore Woolson and Lafcadio Hearn); common folk cultures (Cla ... More

Keywords: U.S. Mexican War, Haitian Revolution, circumCaribbean, Caribbean imaginary, tropical sublime, transnational South, Cuban American writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628882
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Wharton Lowe, author