This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1930, The Social Lion, a movie version of Alabama author Octavus Roy Cohen's book Marco Himself, is released.
  • In 1933, Alabama author Gerald W. Barrax is born in Atalla, Ala.
  • In 1989, the television program Lover Come Hack to Me, teleplay by Alabama author Robert McDowell, is broadcast as part of the Tales from the Crypt series.

From Sand Mountain to Bayou La Batre, Alabama’s literary heritage is as rich as its geography. This Goodly Land is a dynamic portal through which the world can explore Alabama’s diverse literary landscape. Join us on this tour of Alabama’s literary abundance, past and present.

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