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Lee Smith, Annie Dillard, and the Hollins Group: A Genesis of Writers (Southern Literary Studies) Hardcover – July, 1998

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  • Series: Southern Literary Studies
  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (July 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807122432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807122433
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,593,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author provides an historical overview of the development of private Southern women's schools from finishing schools to respected institutions of higher learning. Primary in this change at Hollins is the influence of Louis Rubin on both the writing program and the writers that program produced, with many quotes from the students about their mentor. Parrish also gives many humorous and interesting anecdotes about Lee Smith, Annie Dillard and the other subjects of the book during their formative years at Hollins. She shows how their college experiences carried over to their writing both then and through the years since graduation. For Lee Smith and Annie Dillard fans, this book is a must-read.
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Parrish impresses her reader with not only the grasp and knowledge of her material, but with also a certain spice that is often missing in non-fiction. Through her vivid descriptions, the reader is immersed in the Hollins culture. This is most definitely a must for the Dillard and Smith fan, but even more so a must for the reader who enjoys exquisite writing.
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This book by Nancy Parrish offers valuable information about four southern fiction writers-- Lee Smith, Annie Dillard, Lucinda MacKethan, and Anne G. Jones. Members of the class of '67, at Hollins College (VA), the four were involved in the writing program that was shaped and nurtured by Dr. Louis Rubin. By means of interviews and research, Parrish examines how and why the four students developed as writers and later became recognized as accomplished influential voices in contemporary American literature.

Although Parrish's book focuses on the writing program at Hollins College, she gives an excellent historical account about how private southern women's finishing schools transitioned into nationally respected academic institutions.

Parrish writing style is straightforward and direct. Her research is convincing, and the many quotations, anecdotes, and stories she includes make the book entertaining.

Several years ago when this book was first published, I read it and found it interesting, but recently, having to prepare a lecture about southern fiction, I found Parrish's book to be a valuable resource. I also found her book insightful, enjoyable, and a fine consideration about southern life and culture.
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