Allan Gurganus | 2009
A Still Small Voice Under the Cannonade

01/14/2009  by Arlo Haskell  1 Comment

Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus is best known as the author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Talls All, his 1984 debut novel
that spent eight months on the bestsellers list of The New York Times and has been translated into at least 12 languages. Other books include Plays Well with Others and White People, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

In this recording from the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar, Gurganus delivers a laugh-out-loud lecture titled “A Still Small Voice Under the Cannonade: Field Notes towards Fiction’s Pact with History.”

From KWLS 2009: Historical Fiction and the Search for Truth.


This recording is available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author. © 2009 Allan Gurganus. Used with permission from Allan Gurganus.

One Response

  1. Alice Nielsen-Shane says:

    I have a question. How many men that do Civil War reenactment know who Fanny Kemble is and her contribution as a writer and abolitionist?


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