304 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 1 illus., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4708-4
Published: May 1998
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6648-1
Published: November 2000
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A Paul Green Reader makes available once again the work of this powerful and engaging writer. It features Green's drama and fiction, with texts of three plays--including the Pulitzer Prize-winning In Abraham's Bosom and the famous second act of The Lost Colony--and six short stories. It also reveals the life behind the work through several of Green's essays and letters and an excerpt from The Wordbook, his collection of regional folklore. Laurence Avery's introduction outlines Green's life and examines the central concerns and techniques of his work.
A native of Harnett County, North Carolina, Paul Green was a devoted teacher of philosophy and drama at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About the Author
Laurence G. Avery, editor of the award-winning A Southern Life: Letters of Paul Green, 1916-1981, is professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information about Laurence G. Avery, visit the Author Page.
"The six stories included in A Paul Green Reader are a delightful collection of humorous tales which celebrate the simple values and complex ironies of southern country life. . . . Avery's anthology of Green's writing will hopefully help to introduce him to a new generation of readers, who will be rewarded by his realism, humor, intelligence, compassion, and plain good story-telling."--Independent Publisher
"A wonderful opportunity to revisit not only the work of a true American theatrical visionary, storyteller, and committed social activist, but an entire era in American literary, theatrical, and political history."--Southern Quarterly
"Paul Green was a talented, eloquent North Carolina writer and a dedicated, thoughtful citizen of the Tar Heel State. This book makes some of his finest works and thought available to a new generation of readers."--North Carolina Historical Review
"Indeed, few writers have mastered the making of stories, plays, musicals, and essays as well as did Paul Green, and here at last we have a valuable single volume which acquaints new readers with his work. . . . [A] brilliant achievement."--John Ehle