Literary Charleston and the Lowcountry

Edited by Curtis Worthington

Foreword by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

An armchair traveler’s journey through the rich and often surprising history of one of the most intriguing colonial cities in America

The different faces of Charleston, South Carolina, have created curiosity and wonder among writers for centuries. In Literary Charleston and the Lowcountry, Curtis Worthington compiles this intriguing and surprising, first-ever collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry selections by thirty-four local and internationally acclaimed authors. It provides a rich tapestry of ...

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  • Published: January 2012

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The different faces of Charleston, South Carolina, have created curiosity and wonder among writers for centuries. In Literary Charleston and the Lowcountry, Curtis Worthington compiles this intriguing and surprising, first-ever collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry selections by thirty-four local and internationally acclaimed authors. It provides a rich tapestry of one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. The stories of this often mysterious and much-loved Colonial city is revealed through the eyes of writers who lived there or visited over the centuries. From the winding back alleys and ringing church bells of the historic district, to the expansive former plantations of the Low Country, to the seductive dune and white sands of nearby beaches, Literary Charleston and the Lowcountry presents a picture of Charleston never fully explored or appreciated, until now.

Contributors include: William Bartram, William Gilmore Simms, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry James, Amy Lowell, Debose Heyward, Josephine Pickney, John Galsworthy, James Dickey, Pat Conroy, Shelby Foote, William Price Fox, Harlan Greene, Josephine Humphreys, Walker Percy, Padgett Powell, Louis D. Rubin Jr., Andy Warhol, and sixteen others.