Swamp Water

Swamp Water Swamp Water the first novel by a young native of south Georgia was an immediate critical and financial success The setting is the mysterious Okefenokee in southern Georgia the Swamp that pulled a ma

  • Title: Swamp Water
  • Author: Vereen Bell Vereen Bell Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780820332697
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Swamp Water, the first novel by a young native of south Georgia, was an immediate critical and financial success The setting is the mysterious Okefenokee in southern Georgia the Swamp that pulled a man down and never let him go Movie versions were made in 1941 by Jean Renoir and in 1951.

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    1. This is a fine novel, which can stand with the excellent Southerner Lit novels of the mid-20th century, and deserves to be better known. It's a book for those like me whose favorite section of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Huck and Jim hiding out on the island. It's a old story of men and wilderness and that wild-ness in men like Huck and Swamp Water's Tom Keefer, to which we are both drawn and fear even as true wilderness diminishes. The wilderness here is the Okefenokee Swamp, a 400,00 [...]

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