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Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwell
082031661X
January 1994
Paperback
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The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Novel by Erskine Caldwell, published in 1932. A tale of violence and sex among rural poor in the American South, the novel was highly controversial in its time. It is the story of Georgia sharecropper Jeeter Lester and his family, who are trapped by the bleak economic conditions of the Depression as well as by their own limited intelligence and destructive sexuality. Its tragic ending is almost foreordained by the characters' inability to change their lives. Caldwell's skillful use of dialect and his plain style made the book one of the best examples of literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction. The novel was adapted as a successful play in 1933. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Conversations with Erskine Caldwell
Erskine Caldwell
0878053441
April 1988
Paperback
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Call It Experience
Erskine Caldwell
0820318493
May 1996
Paperback
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The Critical Response to Erskine Caldwell, Vol. 28
Robert L. McDonald (Editor)
0313300720
August 1997
Hardcover
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Review
“The Critical Response to Erskine Caldwell has much to commend it.”–Mississippi Quarterly

Book Description
Author of such classics of 20th-century popular American literature as Tobacco Road (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933), Erskine Caldwell was something of a celebrity nearly all his life. But he was also a serious writer, one whose merits are as considerable as they remain underexplored. In the 1930s, he startled the literary world with his frank portrayals of the poor whites of the South. Beginning in the early 1940s, critics grew suspicious that he had exhausted his originality and his talent. In the late 1960s, some scholars began an effort, which continues intermittently today, to reconsider Caldwell's achievement. This collection of reviews, critical essays,...


Erskine Caldwell and the Fiction of Poverty: The Flesh and the Spirit
Sylvia Jenkins J. Cook
0807116459
July 1991
Hardcover
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Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwell
0786107561
June 1995
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Novel by Erskine Caldwell, published in 1932. A tale of violence and sex among rural poor in the American South, the novel was highly controversial in its time. It is the story of Georgia sharecropper Jeeter Lester and his family, who are trapped by the bleak economic conditions of the Depression as well as by their own limited intelligence and destructive sexuality. Its tragic ending is almost foreordained by the characters' inability to change their lives. Caldwell's skillful use of dialect and his plain style made the book one of the best examples of literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction. The novel was adapted as a successful play in 1933. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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God's Little Acre
Erskine Caldwell
0786109262
Feb 1996
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From Library Journal
The X-rated scenes in this comic portrayal of rural Georgia life probably seem less shocking than they did in 1933 when the book was first published. They may also seem less amusing. While a dirt farmer named Ty Ty Walden spends 15 years digging holes in his fields looking for gold, his hot-headed sons do less digging and more squabbling over women. Add a lascivious brother-in-law who has been laid off from his job in a mill, another brother from the city who shows up to steal his brother's wife, and a promiscuous sister named Darlin' Jill, and the final blowup is hardly surprising. But there are other less predictable surprises as the story veers toward melodrama. With murder and rape following a killing at the mill, it is as if Caldwell flipped a switch from "farce" to "tragedy." This puts the narrator on the...


People's Writer: Erskine Caldwell and the South
Wayne Mixon
0813916275
December 1995
Hardcover
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Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwell
0786199342
Jan 2000
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Novel by Erskine Caldwell, published in 1932. A tale of violence and sex among rural poor in the American South, the novel was highly controversial in its time. It is the story of Georgia sharecropper Jeeter Lester and his family, who are trapped by the bleak economic conditions of the Depression as well as by their own limited intelligence and destructive sexuality. Its tragic ending is almost foreordained by the characters' inability to change their lives. Caldwell's skillful use of dialect and his plain style made the book one of the best examples of literary naturalism in contemporary American fiction. The novel was adapted as a successful play in 1933. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Storyteller: A Life Of Erskine Caldwell
C. J. Stevens
1882425111
August 2000
Hardcover
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Lewiston, Maine, Sunday Journal, October 8, 2000
An extensively and thoroughly researched biography. This is a well-written story of Erskine Caldwell's tumultuous life. JOHN N. COLE

Book Description
'Storyteller' is a full portrait of the writer of 'Tobacco Road' and 'God's Little Acre.' The book tells of Caldwell's unpredictability, harsh mood swings and extramarital affairs; also of his warmth, gentleness and generosity. His books have sold 80 million copies in forty-three languages. Only the Bible was ahead in sales. This book is an attempt to better understand this American teller of tales.

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Reading Erskine Caldwell: New Essays
Robert L. McDonald (Editor)
0786423439
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Erskine Caldwell has been compared to literary giants like Faulkner and Hemingway, yet he has also been reviled as peddler of pop trash. Was he a genius, or just a shooting star whose brilliance faded long before he stopped writing? Caldwell began his career in the late 1920s and gained fame for revealing the gritty backwoods South in novels such as his seminal Tobacco Road. He wrote prolifically, sometimes as much as a book a year. As the editor of this book maintains, perhaps anyone who wrote so much would inevitably stumble. These 12 essays explore a variety of issues. They discuss Caldwell as humorist, social commentator, modernist, and revolutionary novelist. They examine his themes and tropes (political images, social injustice, the environment, ideological struggles) and his use of artistic devices (short...


Stories of Erskine Caldwell
Erskine Caldwell
0820316946
October 1996
Paperback
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Poor Fool
Erskine Caldwell
0807119474
Oct 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This early Caldwell novel about a boxer on the skids is one of four new entries in LSU's Voices of the South reprints series which also features The Last of the Southern Girls by Willie Morris, $11.95 -1956-3; Band of Angels by Robert Penn Warren, $12.95 -1946-6; and The Morning and the Evening by Joan Williams, $11.95 -1955-5).Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Caldwell's 1930 follow-up to his premiere novel, The Bastard, features another collection of down and outers. Here palooka Blondy Niles finds himself hitting rock bottom, with death as the only way out.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.


The Legacy of Erskine Caldwell
Stanley W. Lindberg
0820313157
January 1991
Paperback
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God's Little Acre
Erskine Caldwell
0820316636
Jan 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The X-rated scenes in this comic portrayal of rural Georgia life probably seem less shocking than they did in 1933 when the book was first published. They may also seem less amusing. While a dirt farmer named Ty Ty Walden spends 15 years digging holes in his fields looking for gold, his hot-headed sons do less digging and more squabbling over women. Add a lascivious brother-in-law who has been laid off from his job in a mill, another brother from the city who shows up to steal his brother's wife, and a promiscuous sister named Darlin' Jill, and the final blowup is hardly surprising. But there are other less predictable surprises as the story veers toward melodrama. With murder and rape following a killing at the mill, it is as if Caldwell flipped a switch from "farce" to "tragedy." This puts the narrator on the...


You Have Seen Their Faces
Erskine Caldwell
082031692X
Jan 1995
Paperback
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The Nation's Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism
Leigh Anne Duck
0820328103
August 2006
Hardcover
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