New South | Critical Essay by Thomas Richardson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of New South.
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SOURCE: Richardson, Thomas. “Local Color in Louisiana.” In The History of Southern Literature, edited by Louis D. Rubin, Jr., pp. 199-208. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985.

In the following essay, Richardson describes the work of the major local color writers of the New South.

When the journalist Edward King visited New Orleans in early 1873 as representative of “The Great South” series for Scribner's, he discovered more for his Northern audience than he or his editors, J. G. Holland and R. W. Gilder, could have expected. “Louisiana to-day is Paradise Lost,” he wrote. “In twenty years it may be Paradise Regained. … It is the battle of race with race, of the picturesque and unjust civilization of the past with the prosaic and leveling civilization of the present.” King...

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