Byron Herbert Reece (1917-1958) and the Southern Poetry Tradition

Author: Jackson, Alan
Year:2001
Pages:124
ISBN:0-7734-7536-2
978-0-7734-7536-6
Price:109.95
This is the first book to examine the poetic vision and themes of Reece, looking at his traditional influences but also exploring the poet’s untraditional attention to the ‘insuperable separateness of the individual’. The study also examines the Southern Poetry Tradition and the reasons for the absence of Reece from most critics’ list of southern poets. It also unveils Reece’s complex and at times mysterious personal life that lead to his suicide at age forty.

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface
1. Introduction
2. The Life and Work of Byron Reece
3. The Poetry of Reece
4. Reece as a Local Colorist
5. Reece and Southern Poetry
6. The Legacy of Byron Herbert Reece
Bibliography; Index