Uptown/Downtown in Old Charleston: Sketches and Stories

Uptown Downtown in Old Charleston Sketches and Stories This is a series of briskly paced renderings of the Holy City s dual identities written by an acclaimed native son

  • Title: Uptown/Downtown in Old Charleston: Sketches and Stories
  • Author: Louis D. Rubin Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781570039096
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a series of briskly paced renderings of the Holy City s dual identities, written by an acclaimed native son.

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    About " Louis D. Rubin Jr. "

  • Louis D. Rubin Jr.

    Louis Decimus Rubin Jr was born into a Jewish family in Charleston, South Carolina, on November 19, 1923 He studied for two years at the College of Charleston, served in the Army during World War II 1939 1945 , and earned a BA in history at the University of Richmond Louis D Rubin is a writer, editor, publisher, educator, and literary critic, and perhaps the person most responsible for the emergence of southern literature as a field of scholarly inquiry He served on the faculty of Hollins College now Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia He coedited Southern Renascence, an important compilation of southern studies founded the journal Hollins Critic established the Southern Literary Studies series at the Louisiana State University Press cofounded the Southern Literary Journal cofounded Algonquin Books, a literary press that showcases emerging southern writers and promoted the early work of important southern writers, including Clyde Edgerton, John Barth, and Virginia writers Lee Smith and Annie Dillard.

  • 960 Comments

  • I was turned on to this book because I had read other Rubin books in the past. This compilation of sketches did not do it for me. gave the book good reviews and all the book stores in Charleston had it front and center on their shelves. My reaction to the book is that I still enjoy Rubin's writing but not thrown together in this way. I anticipated the sketches and stories to be about people in Charleston, culture places? However, all we received were novel like excerpts that had no flow and cer [...]


  • READ OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR: Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog: on Writers and Writing, My Father's People: A Family of Southern Jews.Rubin's book is part autobiography and part imagination, used to describe growing up in Charleston, SC in the 1930's. Among other descriptions he neatly portrays the class and caste distinction of those who live south of Broad Street, vs the enclaves of middle-class and blue-collar families living Uptown


  • A good book of a series of fairly short anecdotes or sketches of life in Charleston in mostly the 1930s and 40s. Louis Rubin lived these stories, knows his stuff, and is an entertaining writer.


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