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By Jennifer W. Dickey

More than seventy-five years after its booklet, Gone with the Wind continues to be completely embedded in American tradition. Margaret Mitchell’s novel and the movie produced by way of David O. Selznick have melded with the wider forces of southern background, southern mythology, and advertising and marketing to turn into, and stay, a cultural phenomenon.

A difficult Little Patch of History (the word used to be coined through a journalist in 1996 to explain the Margaret Mitchell domestic after it used to be spared from destruction via fireplace) explores how Gone with the Wind has remained a massive section of public reminiscence in Atlanta via an research of museums and old websites that target this well-known paintings of fiction. Jennifer W. Dickey explores how the booklet and picture threw a focus on Atlanta, which discovered itself concurrently offered as a symbol of either the outdated South and the recent South. Exhibitions produced through the Atlanta background middle relating to Gone with the Wind are explored, besides within reach Clayton County’s declare to popularity as “the domestic of Gone with the Wind,” a moniker bestowed at the county by means of Margaret Mitchell’s property in 1969. There’s a recounting of the saga of “the Dump,” the tiny residence in midtown Atlanta the place Margaret Mitchell wrote the e-book, and the way this position grew to become an emblem for all that used to be correct and all that was once fallacious with Mitchell’s writing.

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