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A Sisters’ World: Reasons of the South and Domestic Whispers in Grace King’s Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters

Daniela Daniele    Università degli Studi di Udine, Italia    

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abstract

Grace King documented the American Civil War from the Southern perspective of the losers, in times in which the Northern press urged her to embrace the winners’ ideology. As she witnessed the decline of the French colonial project in post-bellum Louisiana, her writing task was to preserve the Frenchified vernacular and the exquisite Creole traditions from oblivion. Her tales and memoirs from New Orleans’ history convey the tenacity of former mistresses and colored servants in mutual defense of their refined domestic order and family bonds disrupted by the brotherly fight.

Published
Sept. 26, 2019
Accepted
April 4, 2019
Submitted
March 1, 2019
Language
EN

Keywords: Southern memoirsAmerican Civil WarCreole culture and interethnic relations in LouisiGrace KingPatois

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