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By Jennifer W. Dickey

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

A tricky Little Patch of History (the word was once coined by way of a journalist in 1996 to explain the Margaret Mitchell domestic after it was once spared from destruction by way of fireplace) explores how Gone with the Wind has remained an incredible portion of public reminiscence in Atlanta via an research of museums and old websites that target this recognized paintings of fiction. Jennifer W. Dickey explores how the publication and picture threw a focus on Atlanta, which stumbled on itself at the same time awarded as a logo of either the previous South and the hot South. Exhibitions produced by means of the Atlanta background middle with regards to Gone with the Wind are explored, in addition to 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 ebook, and the way this position turned a logo for all that was once correct and all that used to be unsuitable with Mitchell’s writing.

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