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Shakespeare and southern writers : a study in influence /
Philip C. Kolin, editor ; with a foreword by Lewis P. Simpson.
Jackson [Miss.] : University Press of Mississippi, c1985.
x, 177 p. : ports.
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Jackson [Miss.] : University Press of Mississippi, c1985.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1986-01:
From Lanier's ``homemade scholarship'' on Shakespeare to Percy's non-name-dropping allusions to Shakespearean characters in Lancelot, the volume is an introduction to the potential debt many, if not most, Southern writers owe to the English master. As such, it implies that much more could be said on the subject. Some of the more notable conclusions of this book are: that indecisive men-like Hamlet-appear in old communities such as Charleston and not in Texas where action is allegedly indispensable; that Faulkner borrowed most heavily from Macbeth, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; and that the pastoral idealism of the South was easily combined with Shakespeare's imagery. Written specifically for this book, the contributors discuss the influence of Shakespeare on William Gilmore Simms, Henry Timrod, Sidney Lanier, Twain, Faulkner, Ransom, Warren, and Walker Percy. No bibliography; adequate footnotes. Recommended for libraries serving students at secondary-school through lower-division-undergraduate levels.-S.W. Whyte, Montgomery County Community College
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