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As the year of 2016 winds down, I wanted to share a short list of my favorite books that I read this past year. So as you head into the holiday season and the boredom of being away from school sets in, look to this list if you find yourself needing something to do.
Southern literature frequently alternates between endearing and shocking. Characters can charm readers on one page and commit murder on the next. It may be the allure of juxtaposing Southern hospitality with brutality that causes so much of the region’s literature to end in bloodshed; it may be a reflection of the people who live here, showing that underneath the sweet tea and the barbeque, there’s a hard edge to Southerners, something primal left over from the days when the world was less civilized and life in these lands was a hard, uncertain thing.
There’s a rich history of stories set in the southern half of the United States, with classics such as Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn being but two entries in the Southern portfolio. Flannery O’Connor famously wrote short stories set in the South that are dark and amusing. The following works of literature are some other examples of what the genre has to offer, written by both new writers and masters of the craft.
As always, this is not an exhaustive list, but a sampling of what Southern fiction has to offer.
If you’re like pretty much every other college student, you’ve been putting studying and projects off for weeks, but there’s … More
Forget Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the release of the new issue of The Eckleburg Project!
The Spring 2016 issue of TEP has been in the works since January, with artists refining their best work and sending it in and the editorial team working tirelessly to craft a perfect issue.
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In February of 2015, Texas A&M University was graced by the presence of none other than George R.R. Martin, the … More
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A lot of people would argue that Shakespeare is antiquated, outdated, and no longer relevant. Well, they’re wrong. And you … More