Tim Lewis’s “Great Lie”

Apparently, Tim Lewis lives here in the Charlottesville are, but I have never heard of him. In this video, Lewis offers his own understanding of Civil War memory as it relates to slavery and a poem, “The Great Lie.” The poem is from his book, The Virginiad: 400 Years of Virginia History in Poetry.  Make of it what you will.

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  • Nat Turners Son Jul 29, 2010 @ 17:33

    I am crying it was so moving.

  • Andy Hall Jul 28, 2010 @ 15:38

    I’m not big on poetry, but this one sure works for me. The text of the poem is viewable (p. 336) through Amazon’s “Look Inside!” feature, at the link.

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