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Gerald C. Wood

Gerald C. Wood , distinguished professor emeritus of English and former director of the Horton Foote Center at Carson-Newman College, edited a casebook on Foote and a collection of the writer's one-act plays. He also published Horton Foote and the Theater of Intimacy. Wood is vice-president of the Horton Foote Society.

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The Voice of an American Playwright: Interviews with Horton Foote
Edited by: Gerald C. Wood   By author: Marion Castleberry
Product Code: P454
ISBN: 9780881463972
Product Format: Paperback
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This book establishes that Horton Foote's characters and themes come from Wharton, Texas, a region influenced more by the Deep South than the cowboy tradition of West Texas. But these interviews also establish that such stories are not place-specific. They are universal stories about going away and the eternal search of emotional and spiritual homes. Foote's stories are revealed as reflecting the dislocation, loneliness, racial tension, and gender and class divisions of the United States. But he explains that these topics are embedded in his plays and films, not part of a rhetorical approach to writing. He writes in the realist tradition. In every interview, Horton Foote demonstrates his kind, engaging, and sensitive view of life and art.