Southern Accent: From Uncle Remus to Oak Ridge


      Southern Accent: From Uncle Remus to Oak Ridge
Here is the South, taken apart and reassembled as it has never been done before As the author, a Southerner himself, says, he wrote this book out of love, shame, admiration, exasperation, perplexity and fascination Too many writers have sentimentalized the South out of existence Others have debunked it past recognition Mr Polk aims to show readers his own South, a South without tears or pedantry, and the measure of his success will be obvious to every reader Southern Accent is excellent fare and is often hilarious. Read Southern Accent: From Uncle Remus to Oak Ridge author William T. Polk – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

William T Bill Polk, born in Warrenton, NC, to Tasker Polk, a poet, prominent attorney, and North Carolina State Senator for several consecutive terms An attorney and writer himself, William Polk also served as mayor of Warrenton until he left Warrenton for Greensboro, NC, to become editor of The Greensboro Daily News Polk attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard His contemporary at both was the author Thomas Wolfe, and they enjoyed a long and lasting friendship Polk and his wife, Marion, had two daughters, Katherine and Marion, known as Marnie.

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  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • Southern Accent: From Uncle Remus to Oak Ridge
  • William T. Polk
  • English
  • 21 September 2019

9 thoughts on “ Southern Accent: From Uncle Remus to Oak Ridge

  1. says:

    This was a pure treat for me Charmingly outdated in parts, brilliant in others, shot all the way through with that most indispensable of Southern things humor It s the South that s ferocious in its duality, playful with its fictions and truths, and sixty years later a good portion of Polk s perspective holds up.A few of my favorite pet topics are here a defense and history of Southern dialects which are neither Southern nor dialect closer to the English of Shakespeare and Marlowe, they This was a pure treat for me Charmingly outdated in parts, brilliant in others, shot all the way through with that most indispensable of Southern things humor It s the South that s ferocious in its duality, playful with its fictions and truths, and sixty years later a good portion of Polk s perspective holds up.A few of my favorite pet topics are here a defense and history of Southern dialects which are neither Southern nor dialect closer to the English of Shakespeare and Marlowe, they are , the Civil War minus revisionist history causes boredom and the cotton gin, only slightly tongue in cheek , and the if not unique, at least idiosyncratic nature of crime in the South violence isn t wasted on strangers it s reserved for fam...

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