Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "South's Writing Genius Linked to Depression"

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Article "South's Writing Genius Linked to Depression"

Description

This Richmond News Leader article from 1957 was targeted towards an honors convocation speech that was delivered by the Atlantic Monthly editor, Edward Weeks, to University of Richmond graduates. Weeks claimed that the catalyst of the South's unique writing was the Depression. He also said that the 1930's marked the beginning of a new school of black writers who left behind the dialect of "Uncle Remus" to pursue stories of justice, aspiration, and the New America. He claimed that the "Southern Renaissance" began with a few Richmond writers. He concluded by offering his secrets to the long life of the Atlantic Monthly as it was celebrating its 100 year anniversary.

Source

"South's Writing Genius Linked to Depression" The News Leader (04 August 1967) University Archives, RG 6.2.4 Box 4.

Publisher

The Richmond News Leader

Date

1957-04-25

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English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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“Article "South's Writing Genius Linked to Depression",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1715.