SMALL TOWN SOUTH by Sam Byrd

SMALL TOWN SOUTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An actor who is known through his character parts in such plays as Tobacco Rand, Of Mice and Men, etc. presents a nostalgic record of a return to the homes of his boyhood, North Carolina, near New Born and Goldsboro, and Onora Valley, Florida, center of the celery belt. He shows the South today -- he looks back, regretfully, to the old days, reconstructing things as they were (or they seemed in retrospect). The old familiars are gone, the old homes converted. Brief profiles of people he remembered with some of the people today, a very personal and yet faintly reminiscent of the Spoon River Anthology. He confesses the hesetting in of the Southerner, -- ""too much talk, too little do"", but has faith that someday ""we'll do more"". And he says too, ""These are the people"", and theirs is the land and theirs the right to love each other and to own these things. Theirs is the Democracy.

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 1942
ISBN: 1443731226
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin