Vol. 5, No. 3: Fall 1999

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Vol. 5, No. 3: Fall 1999

This issue includes a love letter to Thomas Wolfe, a profile of Goat Cart Same, a study of sorority rush, and more.

Front Porch: Fall 1999

by Harry L. Watson

"Authors are not the only southerners to reenact tradition."

A Love Letter to Thomas Wolfe

by Pat Conroy

"The author of The Great Santini reveals a long admiration for the author of Look Homeward, Angel."

Goat Cart Sam a.k.a. Porgy, an Icon of a Sanitized South

by Kendra Hamilton

"Art, intellectual property, or both? The legacy of DuBose Heyward's most famous character."

Sister Act: Sorority Rush as Feminine Performance

by Elizabeth Boyd

"The significance of singing, playacting, schmoozing, and reputation-management."

What’s in a Name?

by John Shelton Reed

"It may be, in fact, that the use of 'African American' has peaked."

Grave Matters

by Elizabeth Robeson

"Zora Neale Hurston's correspondence with W. E. B. Du Bois in 1929 reveals her concern about how prominent African Americans of their era were honored after death."

“How the negros [sic] became McCaslins too . . . “: A New Faulkner Letter

by Noel Polk

"William Faulker, the architect of Go Down, Moses, flirts with his good friend's wife in a nearly-lost letter and drops a few clues left out of the book's famous ledgers."