Date of Award

Spring 1995

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Director

Douglas Greene

Committee Member

Janet Peery

Committee Member

Michael Pearson

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.H85 C634


The scope of this project is two-fold. The key purpose is to demonstrate the relationship between the voice of Lee Smith, a Southern writer from Appalachia and the voice of the author, another Southern writer from the Outer Banks. The foremost conclusion that has been drawn is that a writer's voice comes from deep inside the writer's unconscious. It is a product of generations of experiences that have embedded themselves in the writer's psyche. Some of the assumptions and prejudices surrounding southern women are discussed to some degree.

The second purpose is for this writer to show her work. This writer gets to the heart of creativity and how she uses her native talent as a hopeful author of the future.


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