Living Without: Stories of Vandler County as told by James Madison Redd
Redd, James Madison
AdvisorKardos, Michael P.
Living Without: Stories of Vandler County As Told By James Madison Redd studies the transition of the rural, and behind-the-times South, which was once firmly situated in place and time, into the present where Southern identity has become confused. The stories follow a Faulknerian trend by sharing a setting in a fictional county located in North Mississippi. All of the stories are interrelated and contain common characters. The genre is the Southern Gothic, and the time range is from the sixties to the present. Preceding the collection of stories is a critical introduction that explores the possibility of expanding the definition of movement, thereby increasing its significance within the craft of fiction.