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By Margaret Rose Gladney,Lisa Hodgens

ISBN-10: 0820349984

ISBN-13: 9780820349985

ISBN-10: 0820349992

ISBN-13: 9780820349992

As a author and forward-thinking social critic, Lillian Smith (1897–1966) used to be an astute chronicler of the twentieth-century American South and an early proponent of the civil rights move. From her domestic on previous Screamer Mountain overlooking Clayton, Georgia, Smith wrote and spoke brazenly opposed to racism, segregation, and Jim Crow legislation lengthy earlier than the civil rights era.

Bringing jointly brief tales, lectures, essays, op-ed items, interviews, and excerpts from her longer fiction and nonfiction, A Lillian Smith Reader deals the 1st entire number of her paintings and a compelling advent to 1 of the South’s most crucial writers.

A conservatory-trained track instructor who left the occupation to imagine cost of her family’s women’ camp in Rabun County, Georgia, Smith all started her literary careerwriting for a magazine that she coedited together with her lifelong significant other, Paula Snelling, successively titled Pseudopodia (1936), the North Georgia overview (1937–41), and South Today (1942–45). identified at the present time for her arguable, best-selling novel, Strange Fruit (1944); her number of autobiographical essays, Killers of the Dream (1949); and her lyrical documentary, Now Is the Time (1955), Smith used to be acclaimed and derided in equivalent measures as a southern white liberal who critiqued her culture’s fiscal, political, and non secular associations as dehumanizing for all: white and black, female and male, wealthy and negative. She used to be additionally a common and eloquent contributor to periodicals reminiscent of the Saturday Review, LIFE, the New Republic, the Nation, and the New York Times.

The effect of Smith’s oeuvre extends a long way past those guides. Her legacy rests on her feel of social justice, her articulation of racial and social inequities, and her demanding situations to the established order. of their totality, her works suggest a imaginative and prescient of justice and human realizing that we've got but to achieve.

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