TITLE

Julia Peterkin's Scarlet Sister Mary: Breath, Birth, Boundaries

AUTHOR(S)
Leder, Priscilla
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Mississippi Quarterly;Winter2005/Spring2006, Vol. 59 Issue 1/2, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses Julia Peterkin's novel "Scarlet Sister Mary" which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1929. The literary analysis focuses on Peterkin's biographical details and how such details are entwined in the novel's story line and characters. The novel deals with motherhood, the interactions between blacks and whites on a plantation, and female identity in the South.
ACCESSION #
26452496

 

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