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