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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2 thoughts on “Tim Lewis’s “Great Lie”

  1. Andy Hall

    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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