Erskine Caldwell's novels Tobacco Road (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933) made the author a popular and critically acclaimed chronicler of the South but also a controversial one, due to his work's political themes and depictions of sexuality. Margaret Bourke-White, fresh from her role as staff photographer for Fortune, became the first female photojournalist for LIFE in 1936, and her iconic images graced its covers and helped solidify the magazine as a preeminent visual periodical.
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From its modest beginnings in the form of a 1933 pamphlet on men's tailoring, Esquire magazine has gone on to achieve incredible publishing success and cultural power. Its editors offered readers for the first time an unholy combination of highbrow literature by writers such as Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Erskine Caldwell, the bawdy cartoons of E. Simms Campbell and Varga, and articles on upper-class men's fashion.
"Personal Souths," a collection of 20 interviews with famous southern writers, will mark the 50th anniversary of "The Southern Quarterly," one of the oldest scholarly journals (founded in 1962) dedicated to southern studies. The figures interviewed range from Erskine Caldwell, Eudora Welty and Tennessee Williams (all from the 1970s), to a virtual Who's-Who of southern literature in the second half of the twentieth century.