The Literature of the South (Classic Reprint)

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September 2015



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The title selected for this book is one wherein a policy of exclusion could be systematically adopted; for, while there is a distinctive literature of the South, there is and has been much literary activity in the South which has contributed little or nothing to the sectional development. Many of the Southern manuals and estimates reveal too generous an inclination to include within their pages the names of those whom sentiment conjured up beyond the real measure of their importance. A local notoriety, a limited influence, an occasional inspiration, a sporadic paper - all these tend to swell into misguiding proportions a conscientious list of Southern writers. Many there have been of pleasing talents, and of exceptional powers as far as they have gone - but somewhere the amateur spirit soon reveals their momentary character.

The greatest enemies of any literary movement are those who carry adulation in criticism to an excess. Southern literature has, until recently, found itself handicapped through a deplorable lack of any discriminating standards by which to judge it. However unified the fundamental interests of this country may be, the South - as well as any other section - has had a growth peculiarly its own. We would not deny the individuality of New England, even though that individuality be recognized as an element only in the evolution of the nation.

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EAN: 9781330507520
ISBN: 1330507525
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2015
Seitenanzahl: 562 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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