1 Center for American Studies, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, SDU2 Faculty of Humanities, SDU3 Department for the Study of Culture, Faculty of Humanities, SDU4 Center for American Studies, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, SDU
An analysis of Ron Rash's novel One Foot in Eden, focusing on his attachment to place and his depiction of the internal conflicts between farmers and townspeople in a small Appalachian community. Rash depicts the contemporary Southerner’s struggle to maintain his or her roots in a time of rapid homogenization. The inherent conflicts in his fiction are simultaneously a reminder of the necessity of living with one’s past and a fierce attack on today’s merciless industrialization. The novel ultimately resonates with the continuous changes of the South in the new millennium.
Still in Print: Southern Novel Today, 2010, p. 233-247
Ron Rash; Sydstatslitteratur; Amerikansk litteratur