Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Self-described paid-storyteller and Pulitzer-Prize-winning-narrative-journalist, Rick Bragg has used the storytelling techniques he learned from his people to write two best-selling memoirs that redefine the boundaries of the genres of memoir and creative nonfiction. His speakerly texts combine the voices of the working class of the Alabama foothills of Appalachia, his own voice as a member of this culture, and his narrative journalistic voice. In his works, Bragg has managed not only to carve a place for the voice of the working class, but also to celebrate and preserve the oral culture, history, and beautiful language of his people, the working class.
Storytelling in literature
Sias, Jennifer Nicole, "Telling God’s Sanction : Storytelling in the Narrative Journalism, Memoirs, and Creative Nonfiction of Rick Bragg" (2003). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 141.