The Trans-Atlanticist

The Trans-Atlanticist

Lady Fiction #15: Gone with the Wind vs. The Wind Done Gone: The Demolition of an American Classic

Download it: MP3 | AAC | OGG | OPUS

With Dr. Cedric Essi, Stefanie Schäfer talks about the legacy of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, a mainstay of US culture and a holiday classic, and the politics of the 1991 “unauthorized parody” The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall, in which Scarlett’s black half- sister Cynara tells a very different family story. She asks readers to discard Confederate nostalgia and white melodrama and to dismantle Gone with the Wind’s status as cultural monument to the Lost Cause.


New comment

By submitting your comment you agree that the content of the field "Name or nickname" will be stored and shown publicly next to your comment. Using your real name is optional.

About this podcast

Andrew Sola explores the past, present, and future of relations between Europe and the United States with scholars, artists, authors, politicians, journalists, and business leaders. Based at the Amerikazentrum in Hamburg, the Trans-Atlanticist provides you with insights from the thought leaders who are shaping the trans-Atlantic relationship every single day.

by Andrew Sola


Follow us