Southern Literary Geography by WareD

Champion(s):

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Runner(s)-Up:

KeatingE
All of the things.


Quiz Description

This could be about real places in the lives of southern authors, or real places they wrote about, or places they created.

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Questions:

Though Pat Conroy's _The Lords of Discipline_ is set at the fictional Carolina Military Institute, the location is based on what real school Conroy attended?

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The Citadel

This fictional county's name is derived from two Chickasaw words meaning "split land" and its county seat is Jefferson.

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Yoknapatawpha County

John Grisham's autobiographical _A Painted House_ is set in the town of Black Oak in this state. (Hint: It's one of the few of his works not set in Mississippi.)

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Arkansas

Thomas Wolfe's _Look Homeward Angel_ is set in Altamont, Catawba, which is a fictionalized version of Asheville, North Carolina. However, the "angel" described in the novel was carved by Wolfe's father and stands in Oakdale Cemetery in what town southeast of Asheville?

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Hendersonville, NC

Just outside of the answer to question 4 is Flat Rock, NC, home to a National Historic Site dedicated to this poet, more famous for his connection to a northern city he described as "hog butcher to the world; tool maker, stacker of wheat."

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Carl Sandburg

Eatonton, Georgia was the childhood home of Alice Walker, whose outlook couldn't help but have been influenced by the way the town celebrated this earlier resident, author of the Br'er Rabbit stories.

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Joel Chandler Harris / Uncle Remus

In the next county over from Eatonton is Milledgeville, hometown of this author of _Wise Blood_ and _Good Country People_, whose home is preserved at Andalusia farm.

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Flannery O'Connor

This book is partially set not in Eatonton, but in Eatonville, Florida, where the main character Janie lived with Joe Starks before marrying Tea Cake. She returns to Eatonville after being acquitted of Tea Cake's murder.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

This novel, Amy Greene's 2010 debut, is set in the mountains of East Tennessee and centers on the stories of three generations of women in the Odom and Blevins families. It's name comes from the mountain on which it is partly set, named for a plant of the sanguinaria genus.

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Bloodroot

This novel is set primarily on the fictional Cahulawassee River. The river is likely based on the Chattooga, but much of the movie version was filmed in Tallullah Gorge.

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Deliverance

Greg Iles grew up in this Mississippi town, where he has set numerous novels featuring Penn Cage, including _The Quiet Game_, _The Devil's Punchbowl_, and _Turning Angel_.

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Natchez

Although much of it is set further south, Cormac McCarthy's _All the Pretty Horses_ begins when John Grady Cole learns that his grandfather's ranch in this city in west Texas's Concho Valley, home of a namesake state university and Goodfellow Air Force Base.

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San Angelo