When Salvation South editor Chuck Reece was 19, he encountered what many people say is the greatest Southern novel ever written—William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! The book is a grueling test for even the most dedicated reader, but in this week’s commentary Chuck says it is still worth your time.
When Salvation South editor Chuck Reece first moved to New York City, he felt like he had something to prove. But he didn’t know exactly what that was. In this week’s commentary, he reports on what he learned from an audacious experiment.
The South is beloved by people around the world for its literature. The names of great novelists like Eudora Welty and Alice Walker and William Faulkner are familiar everywhere. But we should not neglect the work of the South’s poets, who move us to empathy with just a few well-chosen words. Salvation South editor Chuck Reece has some thoughts on the subject in this week’s commentary.
I’m a professional jou