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Poe, a writer from the South, will influence the Southern Gothic writers who come after him with his dark and daring short stories full of the grotesque and the macabre.
Well, folks, it's the beginning of the Civil War. The South will never be the same.
Lo and behold, it's the end of the Civil War, and the South has lost. Slavery is over, and life is going to be different south of the Mason-Dixon line from now on.
With this novel, Faulkner ushers in the age of Southern Gothic.
How prolific is this dude? Within a span of a few years, he's managed to write and publish a bunch of novels; this is one of his most important.
At the age of 23, McCullers is the hottest young writer around, thanks to this super successful debut novel set in a Southern town.
Did someone say a young, sexy Marlon Brando in a tight white T-shirt?
Williams wins his second Pulitzer Prize for this play about a dysfunctional Southern family.
This is the dark and funny collection that made O'Connor famous and established her as one of the greatest short story writers in American literature.
This courtroom drama about racial injustice in the South became a runaway hit. Lee never wrote another novel again, but she said it all here.