God's Little Acre

God's Little Acre

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In the Depression-era Deep South, single father and poor Southern farmer,Ty Ty Walden has a plan to save his farm and his family: He will tear his fields apart until he finds gold. While Ty Ty obsesses over his fool's quest, his sons and daughters search in vain for their own dreams of instant happiness, whether from money, violence, or sex. God's Little Acre is a classic dark comedy, a satire that lampoons a broken South while holding a light to the toll that poverty takes on the hopes and dreams of the poor themselves. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.
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ISBN: 9781453216989
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Aug 11, 2016

1933 Southern-set novel that, along with "Tobacco Row," is Erskine Caldwell's best-known (only known really) novel. Caldwell was writing during the great wave of Southern writers, which also included Faulkner (his obvious influence), Katherine Ann Porter, Robert Penn Warren, and Flannery O'Connor. Caldwell is not in their class and comes off as a parody of Southern cliches (poverty, rural life, messed up families, racism, God). Could this be the start of white trash exploitation? It's worth reading for historical importance. It was banned in certain circles. This edition features vaguely psychedelic drawings by Milton Glaser, which don't really fit with the book.

Dec 05, 2010

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