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Tar Heel Ghosts

by John W. Harden Sr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

An amazing assortment of twenty-three stories and ten "short shorts" comprise this popular selection. More than merely entertaining, Tar Heel Ghosts captures the "spirit" of North Carolina's past.

North Carolina's...


John Skelton, Priest As Poet

by Arthur F. Kinney The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Kinney shows how the Mass, the Divine Offices, and the liturgy underlie the themes and image clusters of Skelton's poems and argues that liturgical music, especially the plainsong, informs all of Skelton's meters....


Home to My Valley

by Paul Green The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

For many years Green traveled up and down his native Cape Fear River Valley in North Carolina, collecting the folklore of the people of the valley--noting down their speech, beliefs, customs, anecdotes, ballads,...


Skeleton of Light

by Thomas Vance The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

The essential mind-mysteries are the subject of Vance's poems. Themes of mutability, maturation, discovery, and delight are projected through brilliant archetypal imagery controlled and perfected by a striking...


Song in the Wilderness

by Paul Green The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

This work is a cantata for chorus and orchestra, with baritone solo, celebrating the pioneers who settled the American wilderness. In his poem, Green has given us the finer spirit of the ancestors of many native...


Robert Lowell's Language of the Self

by Katharine Wallingford The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Katharine Wallingford's incisive study treats Robert Lowell's work as a poetry of self-examination and explores the ways in which he used methods common to psychoanalysis and other forms of psychotherapy in...


One Foot in Eden

by Lore Metzger The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions...


The Pattern of Hardy's Poetry

by Samuel Hynes The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

The pattern in Hardy's poetry is the eternal conflict between irreconcilables that was, for him, the first principle, and indeed the only principle, of universal order. Hynes analyzes this pattern as it is manifested...


The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

by Phillis Wheatley The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

For nearly thirty-five years Julian Mason's The Poems of Phillis Wheatley (1966) has been the standard edition of the poems and letters of this young black poet of eighteenth-century Boston. This new edition...


The Carnivore

by David R. Slavitt The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Directly or obliquely, while reading Gibbon or shopping for toys at F. A. O. Schwarz, Slavitt addresses, invokes, or simply enjoys the civilization that has been the poet's true subject from the time of the...


Day Sailing

by David R. Slavitt The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

This volume of poetry illustrates a new side of the author of The Carnivore and Suits for the Dead. The wit, the toughness, the shining lyric clarity of the earlier books are still here, but they have been joined...


Sylvia Plath

by Jon Rosenblatt The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

The author shows how Plath's remarkable lyric dramas define a private ritual process. The book deals with the emotional material from which Plath's poetry arises and the specific ritual transformations she dramatizes....


A Time of Bees

by Mona Van Duyn The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

The twenty-five poems included in this collection present a poet mature in both craft and perception and possessed of a fine capacity for being both lyric and analytic at the same time. There is no posturing,...


Modern Poetry and the Tradition

by Cleanth Brooks The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

This study presents the revolutionary thesis that English poetry and poetic theory were deflected from their richest line of development by the scientific rationalism that came with Hobbes and has continued...


The Poetry of Thomas Hardy

by J. O. Bailey The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

This handbook provides the background necessary for fully understanding the nearly one thousand poems of Hardy. As it treats the poems individually and often supplements the analysis of a poem by relating it...


The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey

by Bland Simpson The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

As compelling as fiction, The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey tells the dramatic story of the disappearance of nineteen-year-old Nell Cropsey from her riverside home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in November...


Wallace Stevens and Poetic Theory

by B J Leggett The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Leggett traces the effect of several important theoretical works on the poetry and prose of Stevens during a period in which he was formulating an aesthetic between 1942 and 1954. The author offers new readings...


The City as Comedy

by Gregory W. Dobrov The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

These thirteen essays combine classical scholars' interest in theatrical production with a growing interdisciplinary inquiry into the urban contexts of literary production. Taking as their departure point the...


The Bitterweed Path

by Thomas Hal Phillips The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2015)

This long out-of-print and newly rediscovered novel tells the story of two boys growing up in the cotton country of Mississippi a generation after the Civil War. Originally published in 1950, the novel's unique...


The Rough Road Home

by Robert Gingher The University of North Carolina Press (August 01, 2016)

This anthology of twenty-two short stories by contemporary North Carolina writers, selected by Gingher, the longtime book review editor of the Greensboro News and Record, is a testament to the vitality of the...


Taffy of Torpedo Junction

by Nell Wise Wechter The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2012)

Back in print

A longtime favorite of several generations of Tar Heels, Taffy of Torpedo Junction is the thrilling adventure story of thirteen-year-old Taffy Willis, who, with the help of her pony and dog, exposes...


The Works of James M. Whitfield

by Robert S. Levine & Ivy G. Wilson The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2011)

In this comprehensive volume of the collected writings of James Monroe Whitfield (1822-71), Robert S. Levine and Ivy G. Wilson restore this African American poet, abolitionist, and intellectual to his rightful...


Teach's Light

by Nell Wise Wechter The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2012)

The legend of Teach's Light has been handed down by the people of Stumpy Point village in coastal North Carolina for nearly three centuries. None can say when the mysterious light that hovers above Little Dismal...


Nell Wise Wechter’s Stories of the North Carolina Coast for Kids, Omnibus E-book

by Nell Wise Wechter The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

Available for the first time as an Omnibus Ebook, this collection brings together two of Nell Wise Wechter's beloved stories of young people on the North Carolina Coast. These wonderful stories will entertain...


Short Stories from the Old North State

by Richard Walser The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

This new collection of short stories centers exclusively on North Carolina and contains fifteen stories by fifteen authors. Along with the new generation of North Carolina writers, stories by such well-known...


Making Something Happen

by Michael Thurston The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

Poetry makes nothing happen," wrote W. H. Auden in 1939, expressing a belief that came to dominate American literary institutions in the late 1940s--the idea that good poetry cannot, and should not, be politically...


The Poems of Edward Taylor

by Edward Taylor The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2014)

Now considered America's foremost colonial poet, Edward Taylor was virtually unknown until some of his poems were discovered in the Yale library and published in 1937. The intellectual brilliance and the emotional...


Dred

by Harriet Beecher Stowe The University of North Carolina Press (November 17, 2009)

Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. In Dred (1856), Stowe attempts...


The Inner Islands

by Bland Simpson The University of North Carolina Press (September 06, 2007)

Blending history, oral history, autobiography, and travel narrative, Bland Simpson explores the islands that lie in the sounds, rivers, and swamps of North Carolina's inner coast. In each of the fifteen chapters...


New Poems of Emily Dickinson

by William H. Shurr The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2015)

For most of her life Emily Dickinson regularly embedded poems, disguised as prose, in her lively and thoughtful letters. Although many critics have commented on the poetic quality of Dickinson's letters, William...


The Black Bard of North Carolina

by Joan R. Sherman The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

For his humanistic religious verse, his poignant and deeply personal antislavery poems, and, above all, his lifelong enthusiasm for liberty, nature, and the art of poetry, George Moses Horton merits a place...


Tobe

by Stella Gentry Sharpe & Charles A. Farrell The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

This is the story of a little black boy, told for children and illustrated with over fifty photographs showing Tobe and his brothers and sisters in all the varied activities of a small southern farm. Both vocabulary...


Tar Heel Dead

by Sarah R. Shaber The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2015)

From O. Henry to Lilian Jackson Braun, North Carolina has nurtured some of the world's best-known mystery writers. This unique collection of mystery short stories showcases some of North Carolina's best writing...


Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile

by Richard Schweid The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and...


A Feeling for Books

by Janice A. Radway The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural...


A Tree Accurst

by Daniel W. Patterson The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

On a wintry night in 1831, a man named Charlie Silver was murdered with an axe and his body burned in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. His young wife, Frankie Silver, was tried and hanged for the...


The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer

by Robert B. Jones & Margot Toomer Latimer The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

This volume is the only collected edition of poems by Jean Toomer, the enigmatic American writer, Gurdjieffian guru, and Quaker convert who is perhaps best known for his 1923 lyrical narrative Cane. The fifty-five...


The Devil's Tramping Ground and Other North Carolina Mystery Stories

by John W. Harden Sr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

From the first colonization at Roanoke Island, the bizarre and inexplicable have shrouded the Tar Heel State. From history and legend, John Harden records ominous events that have shaped or colored state history....


The Lost Colony

by Paul Green The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

In 1937, The Lost Colony, Paul Green's dramatic retelling of the founding and mysterious disappearance of the Roanoke Island colony, opened to standing-room-only audiences and rave reviews. Since then, the beloved...


Santa

by Federico Gamboa The University of North Carolina Press (August 05, 2010)

This enduring classic of Mexican literature traces the path to ruination of a country girl, Santa, who moves to Mexico City after she is impregnated and abandoned by her lover and subsequently shunned by her...


Sunstar and Pepper

by Edna Hoffman Evans The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

This stirring story of a scout with Jeb Stuart is fiction with an historical background. The action begins a few weeks after the Battle of Seven Pines in 1862 and ends shorly before the Battle of Chancellorsville...


Chocolate Pie

by Michael Chitwood The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2012)

Chocolate Pie

Poetry by Michael Chitwood

"The woman who made it

hadn't been to church

in years . . ."

This article appears in the Summer 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook....


Raising Cane and Backwater Graffiti

by Tammy Brown The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

How can a stolen body steal cane?

Blazing sun—no sign of rain . . ."

This article appears in the Fall 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook.

Southern Cultures is published...


The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktales

by Anne Shelby The University of North Carolina Press (November 04, 2009)

Combining traditional Appalachian folktale plots with a contemporary sensibility, writer and storyteller Anne Shelby creates fourteen lively, original stories of a funny, magical, yet familiar world.

Many of...