Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 20:53:18 -0500
From: Chris Corcoran cmcorcor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: dialect in literature
You also might want to check out Ambrose Gonzales' introduction to the
Black Border 1922. I guess you could say all of what Gonzales writes is
dialect so he isn't exactly an example of dialect in literature but
literary dialect, or something like that. Anyway, in his introduction he
evaluates a number of 19th and early 20th century examples of both writers
who wrote stories entirely in dialect as well as writers who use dialects
in their stories. Of course, Gonzales says some crazy things, but it might
be interesting to see who he chose to evaluate.
Univ of Chicago
Kapu Sehns Noh Kapu Wohd
"Focus on the meaning, not the words"