The Short & Brilliant Life of Ernest Matthew Mickler

When Ernest “Ernie” Matthew Mickler’s book White Trash Cooking appeared in 1986, it became an instant hit. Its author was viewed as either a talented Southern folklorist or a comical novelty. But his work was a rich cultural document of a vanishing rural Florida, and he proved that poor rural people can and should document their life-ways with dignity. This is Mickler’s story.

Published: Jan 9, 2018
Length: 26 minutes (6,674 words)
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