By Jennifer W. Dickey
More than seventy-five years after its ebook, Gone with the Wind continues to be completely embedded in American tradition. Margaret Mitchell’s novel and the movie produced through David O. Selznick have melded with the wider forces of southern background, southern mythology, and advertising to develop into, and stay, a cultural phenomenon.
A tricky Little Patch of History (the word was once coined by means of a journalist in 1996 to explain the Margaret Mitchell domestic after it used to be spared from destruction through fireplace) explores how Gone with the Wind has remained a big element of public reminiscence in Atlanta via an research of museums and historical websites that target this well-known paintings of fiction. Jennifer W. Dickey explores how the publication and picture threw a focus on Atlanta, which discovered itself concurrently provided as a symbol of either the previous South and the recent South. Exhibitions produced via the Atlanta heritage middle regarding Gone with the Wind are explored, in addition to within sight Clayton County’s declare to status as “the domestic of Gone with the Wind,” a moniker bestowed at the county by means of Margaret Mitchell’s property in 1969. There’s a recounting of the saga of “the Dump,” the tiny residence in midtown Atlanta the place Margaret Mitchell wrote the ebook, and the way this position grew to become a logo for all that used to be correct and all that used to be flawed with Mitchell’s writing.
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