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The Resource Atticus Finch : the biography : Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon, Joseph Crespino

Atticus Finch : the biography : Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon, Joseph Crespino

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Atticus Finch : the biography : Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon
Title
Atticus Finch
Title remainder
the biography : Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Crespino
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most famous characters in all of American culture, Atticus Finch has long been regarded as a touchstone of decency and goodness. But that changed with the 2015 publication of Lee's long-hidden manuscript Go Set a Watchman, in which Atticus is portrayed not as the heroic defender of a wrongly accused black man but as a small-town southern racist. Many have tried to piece together the "real" Atticus, and to determine how and why Harper Lee would have created two such seemingly different versions of the same character. The best way to understand Atticus, as the award-winning historian Joseph Crespino explains, is to examine the life of the flesh-and-blood man who inspired him: Harper Lee's father, Amasa Coleman (A.C.) Lee. In Atticus Finch, Crespino has unearthed a variety of new sources that show how Harper Lee's views were formed in tension with her father's, and how she used his example, even while smoothing over its rough edges, to create an enduring icon. From 1929 to 1947 A.C. Lee was the part-owner and sole editor of the lone newspaper in Monroeville, Alabama. On display in Lee's editorials were all the attributes commonly associated with Atticus: integrity, idealism, and a vigorous opposition to political demagoguery, whether that meant mob rule in Alabama or fascism in Hitler's Germany. Yet Lee was also a white southerner of his time and place, and his growing opposition to the New Deal and the emerging civil rights movement informed the character his daughter conceived in Watchman"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crespino, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3562.E353
LC item number
Z58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Harper
  • Finch, Atticus
  • Lee, Harper
  • Lee, Harper
  • Lee, Harper
  • Lee, Harper
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
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Atticus Finch : the biography : Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon, Joseph Crespino
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1013526850
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 248 pages
Isbn
9781541644946
Lccn
2017056457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1003316142
  • (OCoLC)1013526850
Label
Atticus Finch : the biography : Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon, Joseph Crespino
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1013526850
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 248 pages
Isbn
9781541644946
Lccn
2017056457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1003316142
  • (OCoLC)1013526850

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