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Rediscovering “A Love Song for Bobby Long”

The movie “A Love Song for Bobby Long” like the book, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, deals with the invisible people most just pass by or only notice with a curled up “I smell something” kind of stare. The movie is inspired by the novel Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps. It centers around …

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The Southern Gothic Eye

Perhaps no other genre of literature captures the American South better than Southern Gothic. Afterall, we southerner’s love our eccentric people, especially our dead eccentrics and we love sharing the tall-tales of their exploits. However, even though I use the phrase “tall-tales” in reality, Southern Gothic stories are always rooted in the truth. At its core these stories seek to expose the …

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