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Corra Harris and the Divided Mind of the New South

Catherine Oglesby


Corra Harris (1869–1935) was one of the most widely published and nationally popular women writers in the United States. A Circuit Rider's Wife (1910) was Georgia's most celebrated novel for nearly three decades. Now little read and almost forgotten, Harris's life offers a fascinating glimpse into a world nearly unimaginable to us today. In her writing, Harris poignantly and often humorously captured the paradoxes characteristic of the New South, a time and place of radically divergent goals. Pressed by national and economic demands to modernize, and regional desire to hold on to the past, lea ... More

Keywords: Corra Harris, women writers, New South, race, class, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032474
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032474.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Oglesby, author
Valdosta State University