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level:deepsouth also publishes reviews of books that pertain to the anthology’s focus of Generation X in the Deep South in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The first two book reviews have been posted – Palmer Smith’s review of Sally Mann’s Hold Still and Charles Reed writing on Hilde Lovern Stephens’ Family Matters – and two more areContinue reading “Got books?”

That Was Lana

by William Nesbitt So Lana was born in the year of the red dragon, and I was born in the year of the green tiger.  The ancient texts say that whenever the dragon and the tiger meet, there is sure to be conflict.  I knew her in high school in Thomasville, Georgia in the earlyContinue reading “That Was Lana”

Book Review: “Hold Still” by Sally Mann

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann (Little, Brown and Company, 2016) Reviewed by Palmer Smith Hold Still by Sally Mann tells the story of a famous and controversial photographer’s personal history whilst digging into the sleepy culture of the American South. Mann’s ability to write her memoir with such honesty surrounding the connections between her past, present, andContinue reading “Book Review: “Hold Still” by Sally Mann”