Mr. Skylark: John Bennett and the Charleston Renaissance by Harlan Greene (review)

Mr. Skylark: John Bennett and the Charleston Renaissance by Harlan Greene (University of Georgia Press, 2001)

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Mr. Skylark: John Bennett and the Charleston Renaissance by Harlan Greene (review)

by Dale Volberg Reed
Southern Cultures, Vol. 9, No. 1: Spring 2003

University of Georgia Press, 2001

Harlan Greene has set out to establish that John Bennett was a leading figure in the “Charleston Renaissance,” and he brings impressive credentials and a missionary zeal to the project. Greene, a Charlestonian, novelist, and archivist, became fascinated with Bennett while cataloging thirty linear feet of his papers at the South Carolina Historical Society. It’s easy to see why.