"Oh, so many startlements...": History, Race, and Myth in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

@article{Ruppersburg2003OhSM,
  title={"Oh, so many startlements...": History, Race, and Myth in O Brother, Where Art Thou?},
  author={Hugh M. Ruppersburg},
  journal={Southern Cultures},
  year={2003},
  volume={9},
  pages={26 - 5}
}
  • Hugh M. Ruppersburg
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Southern Cultures
  • I was born in 1950 and so did not live through and have no memory of the Depression. Still, I feel in ways as if it is part of my experience, for I heard many stories of it from my parents and grandparents. My father's father owned a farm supply store that failed with the stock market collapse in 1929. He never held another job, though he was only in middle age. Apparently the experience ruined his spirit. He moved his family from the Grant Park area of Atlanta to a small town about ten miles… CONTINUE READING
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    O'brother, where art thou ? : film
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    Prestridge for identifying this connection
    • O Brother, Where Art Thou? [screenplay],
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    100 Years of Solitude,
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    coauthor with Stewart Tolnay of A Festival of Violence: An Analysis of the Lynching of African-Americans in the American South, 1882–1930
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    Internet Movie Database , “ Trivia about O Brother , Where Art Thou ?
      The TV Guide Online movie database calls the film “ often clever but fundamentally shallow