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Claxton, Mae Miller

Overview
Works: 7 works in 17 publications in 2 languages and 1,056 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PS3551.L453, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mae Miller Claxton
Conversations with Dorothy Allison by Dorothy Allison( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of her groundbreaking novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), Dorothy Allison (b. 1949) has been known--as with Larry Brown and Lee Smith--as a purveyor of the "gritty" contemporary South that, in many ways, is worlds away from prevailing "Southern Gothic" representations of the region. Allison has frequently used her position, through passionate lectures and enthusiastic interviews, to give voice to issues dear to her: poverty, working-class life, domestic violence, feminism and women's relationships, the contemporary South, and gay/lesbian life. Often called a "writer-rock star" and a "cult icon," Allison is a true performer of the written word. At the same time, Allison also takes the craft of writing very seriously. In this collection, spanning almost two decades, Allison the performer and Allison the careful craftsperson both emerge, creating a portrait of a complex woman. The interviews detail Allison's working-class background in Greenville, South Carolina, as the daughter of a waitress. Allison discusses--with candor and quick wit--her upbringing, her work in a variety of modes (novels, short stories, essays, poetry), and her active participation in the women's movement of the 1970s. In the absence of a biography of Allison's life, Conversations with Dorothy Allison presents Allison's perspectives on her life, literature, and her conflictions over her role as a public figure. Linking her work with African American writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, Allison pioneered the genre of working-class literature, writing a world that is often overlooked and under-studied
Teaching the works of Eudora Welty : twenty-first-century approaches by Mae Miller Claxton( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays collected in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty seek to move Welty beyond a discussion of region and reflect new scholarship that remaps her work onto a larger canvas. The book offers ways to help twenty-first-century readers navigate Welty's challenging and intricate narratives. It provides answers to questions many teachers will have: Why should I study a writer who documents white privilege? Why should I give this "regional" writer space on an already crowded syllabus? Why should I teach Welty if I do not study the South? How can I help my students make sense of her modernist narratives? How can Welty's texts help me teach my students about literary theory, about gender and disability, about cultures and societies with which my students are unfamiliar?"--Publisher's description
Conversations with Ron Rash( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Efik and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the publication of Serena in 2008 earned him a nomination for the PEN/Faulkner fiction prize, Ron Rash (b. 1953) has gained attention as one of the South's finest writers. Rash draws upon his family's history in Appalachia, where most members have worked with their hands as farmers or millworkers. In the Grit Lit or Rough South genre, Rash maintains a prominent place as a skilled craftsman and triple threat, publishing four collections of poetry, six short story collections, and six novels. Though best known as an Appalachian writer, Rash's reach has grown to extend well beyond Appalachia and the American South, spreading to an international audience. Conversations with Ron Rash collects twenty-two interviews with the award-winning author and provides a look into Rash's writing career from his first collection of short stories, The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth in 1994 through his 2015 novel, Above the Waterfall. The collection includes four interviews from outside the United States, two of which appear in English for the first time. Spanning sixteen years, these interviews demonstrate the disciplined writing process of an expert writer, Rash's views of literature on a local and a global scale, his profound respect for the craft of the written word, and his ongoing goal to connect with his readers."--
Conversations with Dorothy Allison (Literary Conversations Series) by Mae Miller Claxton( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Ron Rash by Mae Miller Claxton( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collected interviews with the award-winning author spanning from the 1994 publication of his first collection of short stories, The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth, through the publication of his 2015 novel, Above the Waterfall
Alabama Review : a Quarterly Journal of Alabama History( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conversations with Dorothy Allison by Mae Miller Claxton( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dorothy Allison gives voice to issues dear to her: poverty, working-class life, domestic violence, feminism and women's relationships, the contemporary South, and gay/lesbian life. The interviews detail Allison's working-class background in Greenville, South Carolina, as the daughter of a waitress. Allison discusses her upbringing, her work (novels, short stories, essays, poetry) and her active participation in the women's movement of the 1970s
 
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Languages
English (16)

Efik (1)