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Writer to Writer (Author Interviews): John Dufresne: Looking for the Metaphor

FCCJ series of full length video interviews on the topic of writing
Author John Dufresne
Title Looking for the Metaphor
Interviewer Rona Brinlee
Producer Kathleen Clower
Director Mark Basse

Copyright 2002 Florida Community College at Jacksonville


Author John Dufresne, professor of English at Florida International University and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, talks about his work, cultural differences between the North and South, and what it's like to be a Yankee writing about the South. Throughout the discussion on the genre of Southern Literature, Dufresne references his books Deep in Shade of Paradise and Louisiana Power and Light the religious and literary influences that shaped him, and his views on what makes a good story.

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Regional Writing

Dufresne, J. (2002). Interviewed by Rona Brinlee [Video Recording]. Looking for the Metaphor, Writer to Writer. YouTube, Jacksonville, Florida. 

Run time: 27 minutes