By Richard H. King
A research of a big cultural stream, this article indicates how Southern writers of 1930 to 1955 attempted to return to phrases with Southern culture. It discusses the ensuing physique of important literature - fiction, poetry, memoirs and ancient writing.
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As we have seen, the family romance was riven with contradictions, particularly in its vision of blacks and its ambiguous assessment of the claims of the past measured against the vision of the future. With social and economic stability disappearing, the tradition of the family romance came under intense scrutiny. This was the assignment and the burden of the generation of the 19305. 3 Modernizes and Monumentalists: Social Thought in the 1930s Southern intellectual life in the 19305 was centered at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and at Nashville, Tennessee.
Thus, in the reality and cultural fantasy of the South, the roles of parent and child attributed to white and black respectively were affirmed, denied, and inverted. Emotional acknowledgment was often accompanied by social denial. The burdens of this psycho-cultural romance fell most heavily on the black male and the white female. The white woman was denied sexual and nurturing attributes, which were displaced onto the black woman. Analogously, the black man suffered the worst of both worlds: as symbolic phallus he was particularly open to violent retaliation, most horribly in the castration rituals that accompanied lynching, while as wise "uncle" he was denied authentic manhood.
In the final stage this "otherness" is demystified and reassimilated after having been worked through. It is incorporated into a new synthesis. The movement is from incapacitating repetition to recollection and then to self-consciousness, from identity to estrangement and back to incorporation at a higher level. Beyond Nietzsche's monumental and critical forms of historical consciousness, a new form—the analytic or the ironic—emerges. One awakens from the nightmare of history. Thus the modes of historical consciousness which emerged in the 19305 and 19405 were manifestations of the ambivalent spirit of cultural modernism.
A Southern Renaissance: The Cultural Awakening of the American South, 1930-1955 by Richard H. King