Magazine


Issue 17, Summer 1997

 

“The best magazine you’ll find on newsstands.” — Washington Post

“All Over But the Shoutin’” by Rick Bragg. Fiction by Nanci Kincaid, Donald Seacrest, and John Holman. Columns by Hal Crowther, Roy Blount, Jr., and introducing Julia Reed.

Other contributors include Wylene Dunbar, Chris Offutt, C.F. Payne. and more.







FEATURE

ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' 
The author’s recollections of a violent, drunken father and a mother who struggled to keep her family going.
by Rick Bragg 


SHORT STORIES

TOTAL RECOIL
Some people will always be off-limits, but there’s no harm in just thinking about them, is there?
by Nanci Kincaid

THE SINS OF SUMMER
Beautiful, young Camellia has committed a sin that she regrets, for the most part. Her biggest concern now is what form her punishment is going to take.
by Donald Secreast

POWER BURGERS 
Grim Power used to dress up as a cowboy and ride a horse in parades. Rob, his younger cousin, thinks he has gotten over being ashamed of Grim. After all, that cowboy stuff was years ago.
by John Holman 


SKETCHBOOK

MEMPHIS TO GATLINBURG 
In 1989 the acclaimed Northern artist Alan Cober and his wife came down to Tennessee for a little rest and relaxation. These are some memories from that trip.
by Alan E. Cober


BOOKS

THE OTHER OXFORD LOOKS DOWN SOUTH
by Florence King

THE SOUTHERN MAN OF LETTERS 
by Fred Hobson

BORN TO DIE HARD
by Marc Smirnoff


COLUMNS

DEALER'S CHOICE 
by Hal Crowther

WAVING NOT DROWNING 
by Julia Reed

GONE OFF UP NORTH 
by Ray Blount Jr.


DEPARTMENTS

DEAR OA

UNCLE ART'S THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW 

REPORT 
by John Simpkins

SOUTHERN SOUNDS
by Robert Gordon

SOUTHERN GALLERY
by Wylene Dunbar

PERSPECTIVES
by Clifton L. Taulbert

SOUTHERN GALLERY
by Chris Offutt

VIDEO
by Randall Curb

MEMOIRS
by Elizabeth Spencer

SOUTHERN BESTSELLERS LIST 

SOUTHERN SCENES 
by C.F. Payne