Ferrol Sams

(1060 words)
  • Steven Zani

Ferrol Sams Jr., a practicing medical doctor in Fayetteville, Georgia, took up writing as a late supplement to his career, initially as a means of preserving stories of his childhood for his own progeny. His writing, much of it semi-autobiographical, very quickly generated a national following and within a decade he had created a body of work that placed him as a minor but noteworthy voice in contemporary southern literature. Sams is best known for his recreation of the early twentieth century American South, with novels and stories of close-knit families and communities. Praised for its wry humor and introspective style, his writing is marked by the frequent use of southern dialect and idiosyncratic characters. Sams has written both …

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Zani, Steven. "Ferrol Sams". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 January 2005
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