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By Lewis P. Simpson

"With a breadth and intensity unsurpassed via the other cultural historian of the South, Lewis Simpson examines the writing of southerners Thomas Jefferson, John Randolph, Mark Twain, Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, William Faulkner, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Arthur workforce Inman, William Styron, and Walker Percy. Simpson bargains not easy essays of simple erudition blessedly freed from educational jargon.... [They] don't suggest to aid an total thesis, yet easily discover the southern writer's targeted dating together with his or her zone, bereft of delusion and culture, within the seize of technological know-how and history." -- Library Journal

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