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11.08.02 Simms, William Gilmore, Poetry and the Practical, written in 1851-1854 (get recent publication with introduction by James Everett Kibler).


William Gilmore Simms’s Poetry and the Practical was first published in 1854.  In three lectures given in Charleston Simms defends the vital importance of poetry against  the increasingly materialist  tendencies of the time.   See also 20.00.05.

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