Long Years of Neglect: the Work and Reputation of William Gilmore Simms (c) (Google eBook)

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Contents

The Theme of Freedom in Simmss Woodcraft
20
William Gilmore Simmss The Cassique of Kiawah and the Principles of His Art
37
American Gods and Devils in Simmss Paddy McGann
60
History for the Purposes of Art
76
External Landscape as Mirror and Metaphor in Simmss Poetry
106
The Historical Philosophy of William Gilmore Simms
122
The Evolution of Simmss Backwoods Humor
144
Friends Colleagues and Members of the Guild
162
The Mind of the North
179
William Gilmore Simms
198
Simms Charleston and the Profession of Letters
213
Appendices and Notes
231
A Biographical Sketch
233
Bibliography of the Works of T C Duncan Eaves
239
Notes on Contributors
247
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Page 10 - Leaving Mr. Jefferson aside, the whole South produced, not only no original philosopher but no derivative one to set beside Emerson and Thoreau; no novelist but poor Simms to measure against the Northern galaxy headed by Hawthorne and Melville and Cooper; no painter but Allston to stand in the company of Ryder and a dozen Yankees; no poet deserving the name save Poe only half a Southerner. And Poe, for all his zeal for slavery, it despised in life as an inconsequential nobody; left him, and with...

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