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By Preston M. Browning Jr.

ISBN-10: 1440171297

ISBN-13: 9781440171291

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ISBN-13: 9781440171314

"Focusing on race, faith, and sophistication, writer Preston M. Browning Jr. discusses lifestyles within the rural South as he skilled it within the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties. With funny touches and a mind for element, this memoir presents not just snippets in regards to the period but additionally the historical past of a few of Virginia’s oldest families.

Born in 1929, Browning’s youth coincided with the nice melancholy, and masses of what he tells approximately his Culpeper, Virginia domestic communicates the ever-present poverty of the time. furthermore, Affection and Estrangement: A Southern family members Memoir contains tales approximately kin Browning remembers—some really eccentric, in addition to ancestors from individual Virginia households, the Cockes and the Cabells. He additionally examines the impression of the usually harsh and punitive Calvinist piety of the time, with its emphasis on human depravity.

Including sketches of greater than twenty family members and ancestors, Affection and Estrangement: A Southern kin Memoir indicates how Browning’s kinfolk formed his rising experience of self—from his mother’s aristocratic historical past to his father’s business-oriented, middle-class historical past. This memoir can pay tribute to these people—ancestors, mom and dad, family members, lecturers, priests, siblings, and friends—who contributed rather a lot to the formation of Browning and his character."

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