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Shelby Dade Foote Jr. (November 17, 1916 – June 27, 2005) was an American writer and journalist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a three-volume history of the American Civil War. With geographic and cultural roots in the Mississippi Delta, Foote'. With geographic and cultural roots in the Mississippi Delta, Foote's life and writing paralleled the radical shift from the agrarian planter system of the Old South to the Civil Rights era of the New South
Home Browse Books Book details, Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life. Chapman's biography plumbs the ambiguous life of the gentlemanly novelist andhistorian Foote, author of "The Civil War: A Narrative.
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Chapman discusses his book Shelby Foote: A Writer’s Life, published by University Press of Mississippi
org/defaults/BookTV default-image. jpgIn Greenville, Mississippi, birthplace of Shelby Foote, Mr. Chapman discusses his book Shelby Foote: A Writer’s Life, published by University Press of Mississippi. Shelby Foote is a biographer, novelist, and historian best known for his three-volume chronicle The Civil War: A Narrative. The book talks about Foote’s reluctance to address the issues of the contemporary south while thoroughly exploring the issues and concerns of the historical South
Biography - Literary Criticism For a biographer Shelby Foote is a famously reluctant subject.
Biography - Literary Criticism For a biographer Shelby Foote is a famously reluctant subject. Born into Mississippi Delta gentry in 1916, Foote has engaged in a lifelong struggle with the realities behind his persona, the classic image of the southern gentleman.
Shelby Foote's monumental historical trilogy, "The Civil War: A Narrative," is our window into the day-by-day unfolding of our nation's defining event. Now Foote reveals the deeper human truth behind the battles and speeches through the fiction he has chosen for this vivid, moving collection. These ten stories of the Civil War give us the experience of joining a coachload of whores left on a siding during a battle in Virginia. marching into an old man's house to tell him it's about to be burned down. or seeing a childhood friend shot down at Chickamauga.
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By C. The qualities that graced the three volumes of his ''Civil War: A Narrative'' - vivid storytelling and depth of knowledge and feeling - made him a celebrity and rekindled interest in his work.
For a biographer Shelby Foote is a famously reluctant subject. In writing this biography, however, C. Stuart Chapman gained valuable access through interviews and shared correspondence, an advantage Foote rarely has granted to others.
Born into Mississippi Delta gentry in 1916, Foote has engaged in a lifelong struggle with the realities behind his persona, the classic image of the southern gentleman. His polished civil graces mask a conflict deep within. Foote's beloved South is a changing region, and even progressive change, of which Foote approves, can be unsettling. In letters and interviews, and in his writings, he often waxes nostalgic as he grapples to recover the grace of an earlier time, particularly the era of the Civil War. Indeed, Chapman reveals that the whole of Foote's novels and historical narratives serves as a refuge from deeply ambiguous feelings. As Foote has struggled to understand the radical shifts brought to his native land by modernization and the region's integration into the nation, his personal history has been clouded by ideological conflict.
This biography shows him pining for aristocratic, antebellum culture while rejecting the practices that made possible the injustices of that era. Privately and vehemently, Foote opposed George C. Wallace's and Ross Barnett's untenable segregationist stance. Yet publicly during the 1960s and '70s he skirted the explosive race issue.
Foote is best known for his dazzling and definitive The Civil War: A Narrative. Written from 1954 to 1974, the three-volume opus was published during years when the South exploded with racial and political tensions and was forever changed. This biography recognizes that nowhere are Foote's personal conflicts, ambivalence, and outright contradictions more on display than in his fiction. Although Love in a Dry Season, Jordan County, and September, September are set in the contemporary South, they reach no firm social resolutions. Instead they entertain, dramatize, and come to grips with the social, gender, and racial barriers of the southern life he experienced.
While showing how Foote's guarded embrace of the South's past and present characterizes his identity as a thinker, a historian, and a writer of fiction, Chapman discloses Foote's reluctance to address burning contemporary issues and his veiled desire to recall more gracious times.
C. Stuart Chapman is a Massachusetts State House aide living in Jamaica Plain. His work has been published in the Clarksdale Press-Register, Memphis Business Journal, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Jamaica Plain Gazette, Modern Fiction Studies, and other publications.
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi; 1st US - 1st Printing edition (February 13, 2003)
Pages: 317 pages