Ann Lane Petry: Country Place

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Ann Lane Petry consistently denied that she wrote as part of a literary school such as that of the social problem novelist – a category in which her first novel, The Street, is often placed – or that of the so-called raceless writer, a description that many readers and reviewers used in relation to her second novel Country Place. In interviews and essays, Petry has emphatically stated that her objective as a writer had always been to experiment in various forms, to do something different in each novel. In Country Place, in fact, she demonstrates that she is not a strict proponent of the sociological novel. The theme and setting of Petry's second novel do seemingly place it among other novels by African …

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Jimoh, A Yemisi. "Country Place". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 October 2002
[, accessed 29 November 2015.]

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  1. African American Fiction