Home, family, religion

Wall, James M.
February 1997
Christian Century;2/19/97, Vol. 114 Issue 6, p179
Examines the works of 81-year-old Horton Foote, a writer of plays and of television and movie scripts. Personal background; Literary style; Religion in Foote's plays; Presence of the Protestant tradition in the background of Foote's characters; Narratives and dialogues.


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