Re: RARA-AVIS: Erskine Caldwell...

From: Mark R. Harris (
Date: 04 Feb 2008

*God's Little Acre *is one of the sharpest, funniest, least "politically correct" books I have ever read. I think Caldwell is akin to a lot of authors of distinction who get lost in the shuffle as time passes. There are so many great writers to rediscover. I don't much trust "the test of time" to save all the good ones for us; we have to do our own exploring.


On 2/4/08, Ron Clinton <> wrote:
> As much as I enjoy the backwoods / swamp tales from Brewer, Williams,
> Whittington, et al, I've never read any Caldwell. I recognize he's a bit
> more on the literary end of the scale than the Gold Medal end, but am
> curious is he's worth reading? Maybe TOBACCO ROAD or GOD'S LITTLE ACRE or
> ???
> Apparently one of the most widely-read authors of his era, his stuff
> doesn't
> seem to have stood the test of time very well...which makes me wonder if
> it's worth the effort.
> Ron C.

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