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By Preston M. Browning Jr.

ISBN-10: 1440171297

ISBN-13: 9781440171291

ISBN-10: 1440171319

ISBN-13: 9781440171314

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

Born in 1929, Browning’s adolescence coincided with the good 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 relations Memoir comprises tales approximately family Browning remembers—some particularly eccentric, in addition to ancestors from unique Virginia households, the Cockes and the Cabells. He additionally examines the impression of the often harsh and punitive Calvinist piety of the time, with its emphasis on human depravity.

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

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