2012 Abbeville Institute Summer School
TENTH ANNUAL ABBEVILLE INSTITUTE SUMMER SCHOOL“THE GREATNESS OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE”
Seabrook Island, South Carolina
July 22-27, 2012
TOPIC: In the long run of history, any civilization is best known by its literature. We could hardly know Rome without Virgil, Elizabethan England without Shakespeare, or 19th century Britain without Austen and Dickens. It may be that in that long run of history, the immensely rich heritage of Southern literature will be seen as the most important and enduring product of America. The South’s great creative writers also illustrate the long-lasting and distinctive culture of the South and preserve what is true and good in that culture.
We continue for the third season the examination of that rich literary heritage. A special event this year will be readings by two of the outstanding Southern poets, David Middleton and James Kibler. Besides Southern poetry, the War between…
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