9780786414352

John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate: At Odds About the Ends of History and the Mystery of Nature

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  • ISBN13:

    9780786414352

  • ISBN10:

    0786414359

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub
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Summary

The Fugitives were an influential literary group that began at Vanderbilt University in the 1920s. Although the philosophically driven alliance was short-lived, two of its members, John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate, went on to become influential Southern poets and theorists. In this work, a self-proclaimed third-generation Fugitive-Agrarian concentrates on the history and mystery of nature. The author supports the recovery of fundamental principles required for the economic, social and political health of our communities. He explores Fugitive-Agrarian concepts of nature, history, science, industry, person, family and community. His discussion focuses particular attention on John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate and how they diverged in their philosophies of intellect and the written word.

Author Biography

Marion Montgomery is emeritus professor of English at the University of Georgia.

Table of Contents

Preface 11(6)
The Setting Forth
17(9)
Of Children and Kittens
26(7)
Getting at the Truth: The Nature of Intellect in Act
33(10)
The Mystery of Nature and the Brooding Breast of Love
43(7)
Of Natural Rights and Natural Law: A Speculative Beginning
50(8)
The Problem of Getting to Know Natural Rights from Natural Law
58(8)
Concerning the Impieties of Aberrant Will
66(8)
Loving the South, at a Growing Distance
74(16)
The Specialization of Applied Prosody
90(10)
Angelism and the Poet's Made World
100(11)
Ownership vs. Stewardship: Signposts at the Parting of Ways
111(11)
The ``Cranky'' Distinction Between Poetry and Religion
122(15)
Afterword 137(6)
Notes 143(6)
Index 149

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