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I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition (Library of Southern Civilization) Paperback – January, 1978
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This is not a Print-on-Demand or facsimile book. It is the 1980 edition published by Louisiana State Press. It contains a new introduction by Louis D. Rubin Jr. and biographical essays by Virginia Rock. This book was first published in 1930. It includes essays by Robert Penn Warren, Donald Davidson, John Gould Fletcher, Andrew Nelson Lytle and Stark Young.
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If you can get it, this is the edition of the book you want, with a proper introduction from Louis Rubin, who had an appropriate appreciation and cultural context for these important counter-cultural essays.
Rubin, rather than describing these works as a requiem for a dying civilization, presents them as a tribute to the Vanderbilt intellectuals willing to maintain a simpler, more graceful way of life, with emphatic respect for the ancient institutions of family and farming which form the foundation of our country. This is absolutely seminal material for any student or enthusiast of Southern life, and a contemplation of alternatives to industrial capitalism run riot.
These essays have found further literary expression in the works of Peter Taylor, Monroe K. Spears and Wendell Berry.
I see a number of reviews from people who can't relate to this collection of essays. If you read this and can't relate, you have already been converted
100% to such a progressive (Industrial) Yankee/Americanized lifestyle, that you may never have any hope of knowing what life could be like when truly lived.
With such ease of access to satellite, internet, cable and industrialized music, most Southerners have been converted. Today most do
not have a Grandfather they can relate to. They don't stand a chance at rebelling against so called progress. It will continue like a disease,
destroying generation after generation of Southerners and other Agrarian areas.
Though I was raised in the dirt in deep south, I fell victim to the ignorance of American popular culture. I was easily converted as a teenager and only recently after reading this collection was brought home. Everything clicked only because I could relate to my Grandfather. I never really thought about it until now. I knew he was different, but it was just a passing thought. Now I realize he was right and everyone else was and still is wrong.
For any Southerner reading this review, I ask you to please read and study these works. The fight must be carried on to the next generation.