God’s Little Acre, et al: early Southern Gothic

“Back in the 1970’s, when the novelist Erskine Caldwell was living in Arizona, The Atlanta Constitution began a profile of him with the terse apology: ‘Erskine Caldwell. There. We’ve said it. Not so very long ago any Georgian pronouncing that name might have been run out of the state on a rail. If he were lucky.'”

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