M. Thomas Inge (essay date 1992)
SOURCE: Inge, M. Thomas. “The Satiric Artistry of George Washington Harris.” In Faulkner, Sut, and Other Southerners, pp. 77-87. West Cornwall, Conn.: Locust Hill Press, 1992.
[In the following essay, Inge regards George Washington Harris as a satirist of the highest order and praises his creation of the Sut Lovingood character.]
Among the nineteenth-century American humorists of the old Southwest, a Tennessean named George Washington Harris, above all others, has elicited the admiration of modern readers for his salient comic artistry and ingenious control of language. Highly effective characterization, a sharp eye for descriptive detail in action and...
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