Kaye Gibbons | Critical Essay by Tonita Branan

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Kaye Gibbons.
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Critical Essay by Tonita Branan

SOURCE: “Women and ‘The Gift for Gab’: Revisionary Strategies in A Cure for Dreams,” in Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring, 1994, pp. 91-101.

In the following essay, Branan describes how language empowers the women in Gibbons's A Cure for Dreams.

Several months before her third novel appeared, Kaye Gibbons voiced anxiety over “the recent dispersal and watering down of language, the lost language in the South” (Wallace 8). With her (then) forthcoming work, A Cure for Dreams, she intended to “take the language back to a very pure time … the Depression,” noting that “the hardest part of writing … has been trying to create a whole community with everything intact” (8, 9). Create a community Gibbons does—a community of talkers in Dreams...

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