Literature of Nature

86 ) A Twentieth - Century Novelist : Earl Hamner Another writer whose work is centrally concerned with the imaginative richness of Virginia's natural environments is Earl Hamner , born in the hamlet of Schuyler , on the Rockfish River ...

Author: Patrick D. Murphy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579580106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

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Sixty-five contributions discuss historical and contemporary nature writing--nonfiction, fiction, and poetry--in the US and Canada; Europe; Asia and the Pacific; Africa and Arab nations; and Latin America. An additional section considers the literature thematically and cross-culturally. Sample topics include the mountain in 20th- century French literature, woman and the land in the Romanian agrarian novel, war and environment in African literature, and science fiction as environmental literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

From Memory to History

James E. Person Jr., Earl Hamner: From Walton's Mountain to Tomorrow (Nashville: Cumberland House, 2005), 20. Spencer's Mountain and its 1970 sequel, The Homecoming, were reissued in a dual e-book edition by Rosetta Books in 2017. 6.

Author: Jim Cullen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978813830

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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Our understanding of history is often mediated by popular culture, and television series set in the past have provided some of our most indelible images of previous times. Yet such historical television programs always reveal just as much about the era in which they are produced as the era in which they are set; there are few more quintessentially late-90s shows than That ‘70s Show, for example. From Memory to History takes readers on a journey through over fifty years of historical dramas and sitcoms that were set in earlier decades of the twentieth century. Along the way, it explores how comedies like M*A*S*H and Hogan’s Heroes offered veiled commentary on the Vietnam War, how dramas ranging like Mad Men echoed current economic concerns, and how The Americans and Halt and Catch Fire used the Cold War and the rise of the internet to reflect upon the present day. Cultural critic Jim Cullen is lively, informative, and incisive, and this book will help readers look at past times, present times, and prime time in a new light.

Nelson County Virginia Heritage 1807 2000

EARL HAMNER Nelson County Heritage All good writing is anchored in a place the author responds to emotionally. William Faulkner had his Oxford, Mississippi, Thomas Wolfe had his Ashville, North Carolina and William Styron has his ...


Publisher: S. E. Grose




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The Twilight Zone FAQ

“Ring-a-Ding Girl” Alan Crosland Jr. Earl Hamner Jr. December 27, 1963 “You Drive” John Brahm Earl Hamner Jr. January 3, 1964 “The Long Morrow” Robert Florey Rod Serling January 10, 1964 “The Self-Improvement of Jerry McNeely, ...

Author: Dave Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495046117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Rod Serling

... 1963 * “Ring-a-Ding-Girl,” written by Earl Hamner Jr., December 27, 1963 ** “You Drive,” written by Earl Hamner Jr., January 3, 1964 * “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross,” written by Jerry McNeely based on Henry Slesar's short ...

Author: Nicholas Parisi

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496819451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 559

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Long before anyone had heard of alien cookbooks, gremlins on the wings of airplanes, or places where pig-faced people are considered beautiful, Rod Serling was the most prestigious writer in American television. As creator, host, and primary writer for The Twilight Zone, Serling became something more: an American icon. When Serling died in 1975, at the age of fifty, he was the most honored, most outspoken, most recognizable, and likely the most prolific writer in television history. Though best known for The Twilight Zone, Serling wrote over 250 scripts for film and television and won an unmatched six Emmy Awards for dramatic writing for four different series. His filmography includes the acclaimed political thriller Seven Days in May and cowriting the original Planet of the Apes. In great detail and including never-published insights drawn directly from Serling’s personal correspondence, unpublished writings, speeches, and unproduced scripts, Nicholas Parisi explores Serling’s entire, massive body of work. With a foreword by Serling’s daughter, Anne Serling, Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination is part biography, part videography, and part critical analysis. It is a painstakingly researched look at all of Serling’s work—in and out of The Twilight Zone.


The family consisted of Hamner's parents , three younger sisters , four younger brothers , and the grandparents — a larger family by one than the family on “ The Wal( Above ) Earl Hamner ; ( below ) Richard Thomas . driven in on ...



ISBN: UOM:39015032334503

Category: Regional planning


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A Visitor s Guide to the Literary South

EARL HAMNER JR., Spencer's Mountain TRAVELING INTO CHARLOTTESVILLE on Route 29 from Lynchburg, you will find the tiny village of Schuyler tucked away in the Piedmont re- gion of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is where Earl Hamner, ...

Author: Trish Foxwell

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581577136

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Discover and explore the most fabled venues in American letters. Follow in the footsteps of some of American literature’s most renowned writers: See the hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to pen The Great Gatsby. Step inside the Asheville, North Carolina, home that became the model for Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel. Visit the Florida lighthouse whose beacon Stephen Crane followed after his shipwreck. Wander along the West Lawn at the University o Virginia and see the house where Edgar Allan Poe lived. This literary journey will bring you to these sites and more as you travel throughout the American South. From Virginia to Louisiana, you will experience the haunts, havens, and homesteads of important writers who lived in, visited, or were inspired by the South’s fertile soil.

The Waltons

Earl. Hamner. Jr. The nine seasons of The Waltons consist of a series of original, selfcontained episodes, with stories by various screenwriters (sometimes members of the cast, who also directed some episodes) written specifically for ...

Author: Mike Chopra-Gant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857721761

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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The period in which The Waltons appeared on television screens was socially and politically volatile; a testing time in which Americans grappled with 'stagflation', rising oil prices, defeat in Vietnam, political corruption at the highest levels and the aftermath of the seismic political shifts that originated in the countercultural movements of the preceding decade. In this fascinating book, Mike Chopra-Gant demonstrates how the Waltons offered 1970s America a reassuring vision of itself at this turbulent time, and displayed a nostalgic desire for a return to traditional conservative and paternalistic family values in the face of the shifts taking place in society. He examines its deployment of key myths of Americanness and positions the vision of family life offered by the show in the context of changing images of the family on television, from the conformity of the 1950s family in shows like Father Knows Best, through the strange families of the 1960s, such as The Munsters and The Addams Family and through to contemporary representations exemplified by the dysfunctional families of The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad. He also explores the show's representations of masculinity through three generations of men and its ambiguous depiction of strong women, whose demands for equality are met by apparent concessions that actually amount to a regressive restoration of female domesticity.

Southern Writers

Earl Henry Hamner, Jr., was born on July 10, 1923, in Schuyler, Va., the eldest of eight red-haired children. His parents—Doris (Gianinni) and Earl Hamner, Sr., a worker in the local soapstone factory and, after losing that job, ...

Author: Joseph M. Flora

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807131237

Category: Reference

Page: 498

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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

Spaceships and Politics

... a short story by Ambrose Bierce) (5th season) Once Upon a Time by Richard Matheson (3rd season) Perchance to Dream by Charles Beaumont Person or Persons Unknown by Charles Beaumont (3rd season) A Piano in the House by Earl Hamner, ...

Author: Leslie Dale Feldman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739150504

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Spaceships and Politics: The Political Theory of Rod Serling examines the political themes in The Twilight Zone. In this unique show, Rod Serling used fantasy and the supernatural to explore political ideas such as capital punishment, the individual and the state, war, conformity, the state of nature, prejudice, and alienation. He used aliens and machines to understand human nature. This book looks at Serling's mechanistic view of the world and emphasis on fear through Hobbesian themes like diffidence and automata.