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Bobbie Ann Mason

Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 19990915

Celebrated for her works of fiction, Bobbie Ann Mason has now written a memoir that reads like one of her novels. Clear Springs tells her story of the bookish girl who flees her Kentucky country roots for the sophisticated urban north, only to discover that the heart of her fiction still resides down south. She talks about her writing and the book--some of which has been drawn from her publications in The New Yorker--and about the rural way of life of her childhood in the 1940's and 50's that has nearly disappeared from today’s culture.

| Subject Matter: Kentucky, Southern Culture, Rural Life | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction |

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