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The literature of Tennessee in the United States includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Representative authors include Shelby Foote, Nikki Giovanni, Alex Haley, Mary Noailles Murfree, John Crowe Ransom, and Allen Tate. [1]


A printing press began operating in Rogersville in 1791. [2]

In 1854 the Methodist Publishing House relocated to Nashville from Philadelphia. [3] [4]

Mary Noalles Murfree (1850–1922) published under the pseudonym "Charles Egbert Craddock". Her In the Tennessee Mountains (1884) became a bestseller, featuring "stories of the Tennessee hill country". [5]

In the 1920s the Fugitives, a group of poets, was based at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Also at Vanderbilt in the 1920s-1930s were the Southern Agrarians, unofficially led by John Crowe Ransom. [6]

See also


  1. ^ Ensor 2009.
  2. ^ Wroth, Lawrence C. (1938). "Diffusion of Printing". The Colonial Printer (2nd revised ed.). Southworth-Anthoensen Press. p. 15. OCLC  2490245.
  3. ^ Hillinger, Charles (May 28, 1986). "Nashville: Publishing Bibles Is Big Business". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Blodgett, Jan (1997). Protestant Evangelical Literary Culture and Contemporary Society. Contributions to the Study of Religion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN  0-313-30395-9. OCLC  36147250.
  5. ^ Campbell, Donna M. (2006). "Regionalism and Local Color Fiction". In Quirk, Tom; Scharnhorst, Gary (eds.). American History Through Literature, 1870-1920. 3. Detroit, Michigan: Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN  978-0-684-31493-8. OCLC  62778245.
  6. ^ Young 1981.


Published in 20th century

  • Knight, Lucian Lamar, ed. (1913). "Fifty Reading Courses: Course XLVII. Tennessee". Library of Southern Literature. 16. Atlanta, Georgia: Martin and Hoyt. pp. 211–214.
  • Dershem, Elsie (1921). "Tennessee". An Outline of American State Literature. Lawrence, Kansas: World Company. p. 159. OCLC  3404797.
  • Federal Writers' Project (1939). "Writers of Tennessee". Tennessee: A Guide to the State. American Guide Series. New York: Viking Press. pp. 145–154. OCLC  2479491.
  • Harkness, David James (1950). "Tennessee in Recent Books, Music, and Drama". University of Tennessee Newsletter. Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee. 29 (1). OCLC  7802323.
  • Ballentine, Nelle (1960). A Bibliographical Checklist of Knoxville and Memphis Imprints, 1867-1876. Modern Languages Series. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press. OCLC  23633407.
  • McClary, Ben Harris (1962). Our Literary Heritage: A Guide for Tennessee in Literature. Athens, Tennessee: Tennessee Wesleyan College. OCLC  16627482.
  • Tennessee Council of Teachers of English (1969). Poets in Tennessee: Fifteen Biographical Notes. Martin, Tennessee: University of Tennessee at Martin. OCLC  29892526.
  • Hearne, Mary Glenn (1974). Authors of Nashville and Davidson County. Nashville Authors Series. Nashville, Tennessee: Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. OCLC  8359523.
  • Warren, John William; McClaren, Adrian W. (1977). Tennessee Belles-Lettres: A Guide to Tennessee Literature. Morristown, Tennessee: Morrison Printing. OCLC  749619227.
  • Young, Thomas Daniel (1981). Tennessee Writers. Tennessee Three Star Books (1st ed.). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press. ISBN  978-0-87049-320-1. OCLC  7276903.
  • Burton, Linda, ed. (1983). Stories from Tennessee (1st ed.). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press. ISBN  0-87049-376-0. OCLC  8763191.
  • Willbanks, Ray, ed. (1984). Literature of Tennessee. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press. ISBN  0-86554-139-6. OCLC  10998838.
  • Paschall, Douglas; Swanson, Alice, eds. (1986). Homewords: A Book of Tennessee Writers (1st ed.). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press. ISBN  0-87049-494-5. OCLC  12805392.
  • Tickle, Phyllis; Swanson, Alice, eds. (1996). Homeworks: A Book of Tennessee Writers (1st ed.). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press. ISBN  0-87049-942-4. OCLC  612092258.
  • Akin, Nat, ed. (1996). A Tennessee Landscape, People, and Places: 1996 Tennessee Writers Alliance Anthology (1st ed.). Franklin, Tennessee: Cool Springs Press. ISBN  1-888608-32-3. OCLC  36921475.

Published in 21st century

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