H. L. Weatherby is Professor Emeritus of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Keen Delight: The Christian Poet in the Modern World. George Core is editor of the Sewanee Review. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Critics Who Made Us: Essays from ""Sewanee Review"" (University of Missouri Press).
Introduction: A Golden Ball of Thread by George Core Thoughts an Fictional Places by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.; II; Excursions; Places We Have Come From, Places We Have Been by George Garrett; The Delta by Charles East; One Writer's Sense of Place by Elizabeth Spencer; Place in My Fiction by Martha Hall; Imagination in My Place by Wendell Berry; III; Explorations 1: Place in Modern Southern Fiction Faulkner's Wilderness by H. L. Weatherby; Place in Katherme Anne Porter's Miranda Stories by William Pratt; Place in Robert Penn Warren's Life and Work by Joseph Blotner; The Outside of the Inside: The Vision of Time and Place in Eudora Welty by Lewis P. Simpson; Eudora Welty's Sense of Place by Denis Donoghue; IV; Explorations 2: Place in Modern Fiction outside the South St. Paul Boy by Scott Donaldson; Purgatory in the Midwest: The White Martyrdom of Urban Roche by Robert Benson; Wallace Stegner's Lyrical Realism by Thomas Bontly Early Updike; Wandering in the Fields of the Lord by Pat C. Hoy II; V; Explorations 3: The Achievement of Walter Sullivan; Places and Spaces in the Fiction of Walter Sullivan by Martha E. Cook; Walter Sullivan: A Profile by George Core; VI; Winter in the Mountains (a poem) by David Middleton