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The voice of small-town America : the selected writings of Robert Quillen, 1920-1948 /
compiled and edited by John Hammond Moore.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2008.
xxi, 321 p.
1570037108 (cloth), 9781570037108 (cloth)
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Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2008.
1570037108 (cloth)
9781570037108 (cloth)
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"Published in cooperation with the South Caroliniana Library, with the assistance of the Caroline McKissick Dial Publication Fund and the University South Caroliniana Society."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-02-01:
Quillen (A Plantation Mistress on the Eve of the Civil War), former publisher of the South Carolina newspaper Fountain Inn Tribute, celebrates small-town America in this chronological collection of his folksy, witty, and wisecracking news stories and editorials, once syndicated in more than 400 newspapers worldwide. Edited by Moore (Carnival of Blood), the collection reveals the quirks and idiosyncrasies of humankind-especially of Quillen's family, friends, and neighbors-commenting on matters ranging from the quality of the pastor's Sunday sermon to the cost of groceries. Many entries are public, sentimental letters of advice to Quillen's adopted daughter, Louise. Some contain remarks on liquor, race, and religion that show the nature of works published in the first half of the 20th century. Illustrations include editorial cartoons and photographs. Compiled from the files of the University of South Carolina Library and featuring some pieces never before published, this anthology is recommended for humor or journalism collections at larger public libraries and for readers who want to re/visit the journalism styles of times gone by.-Joyce Sparrow, Juvenile Welfare Bd., Children's Svcs. Council, Pinellas Cty., FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
1925: Wives, Gals, and Mother Evep. 1
1926: "You Can't Trust Spring"p. 14
1928: "As an Uplifter and Reformer, I Am a Dud"p. 21
1929: "The Bride Is a Skinny, Fast Little Idiot"p. 73
1930: The Tragic Death of Jack DuPrep. 87
1931: "The Tribune Is Merely a Private Hobby"p. 126
1932: Jenkins the Bolshevist, "Cotton Ed," and FDRp. 169
1933: "Nobody Is Making Money"p. 218
1934: "Ye Cannot Love Both Birds and Cats"p. 249
1935: How Rabbits Became Weak Little Runtsp. 279
1936- 1946: Dealing with Changep. 293
1947: "The Missus Runs the Whole Shebang"p. 295
1948: "Louise, Your Dad Was a Good Man"p. 309
Indexp. 319
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