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War Poetry of the South
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into ...more
Hardcover, First Edition
Published 1867 by Richardson and Company
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I picked this up free on amazon and I am so glad I did! It's fantastic and surprisingly I loved it. I think the genius in this volume lies in the very distinct voices present in the poems, all submitted by average Southerners to this collection compiled by Simms. No matter your stance on the civil war/war between the states/war of northern aggression, this compilation stands as a rather raw and moving historical document, a record of the pain and determination of the time. The poems by women ...more
William Gilmore Simms (April 17, 1806 – June 11, 1870) was a poet, novelist and historian from the American South whose novels achieved great prominence during the 19th century, with Edgar Allan Poe pronouncing him the best novelist America had ever produced. In recent decades, though, Simms' novels have fallen out of favor, although he is still known among literary scholars as a major force in ...moreMore about William Gilmore Simms...