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Allen Tate (1899–1979)

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Tate---poet, essayist, novelist, biographer, and critic---began his literary career in 1922 as an editor of The Fugitive The Fugitive, a magazine of southern poets and critics, many of them associated with Vanderbilt University. As editor and in his own works, Tate advocated regionalism, explaining vis mere that "only a return to the provinces, to the small self-contained centers of life, will put the all-destroying abstraction America safely to rest." In 1943 he held the chair of poetry in the Library of Congress. From 1944 to 1947, he edited another important journal of literary criticism, Sewanee Review. Tate claimed to be "on record as a casual essayist of whom little consistency can be expected." Nevertheless, as editor of The Fugitive and the Sewanee Review, he had a dramatic impact on the availability and evaluation of poets and prose writers. He made significant contributions to modern poetry and modern literary criticism. His poetry, usually identified as "modern metaphysical," he described as "gradually circling round a subject, threatening it and using the ultimate violence upon it." As a critic, he is generally placed with the "new" or formalist critics, though he adds a strong strain of religious humanism, reflected by his conversion in 1950 to Roman Catholicism. Tate was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1949 and won the Bollingen Prize in poetry in 1956. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Allen Tate, Allan Tate, Ed Allen Tate, Allen; Editor Tate

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Værker af Allen Tate

The Fathers (1938) 100 eksemplarer
Collected Poems, 1919-1976 (1977) 96 eksemplarer
Essays of Four Decades (1968) 77 eksemplarer
T. S. Eliot: the man and his work (1967) 56 eksemplarer
Modern verse in English, 1900-1950 (1958) — Redaktør — 34 eksemplarer
Poems (1960) 24 eksemplarer
The Fathers: And Other Fiction (1977) 15 eksemplarer
Memoirs and Opinions: 1926-1974 (1975) 12 eksemplarer
Poems 1922-1947 (2007) 5 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1937) 5 eksemplarer
The Language of Poetry (1960) 5 eksemplarer
Collected essays (1959) 5 eksemplarer
A. Southern Vanguard (1947) 4 eksemplarer
Memories and Essays: Old and New (1976) 3 eksemplarer
Mr. Pope and other poems (1928) 3 eksemplarer
The translation of poetry (1972) 3 eksemplarer
Fugitives, an anthology of verse — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Saggi (1948) 1 eksemplar
Sixty American poets, 1896-1944 (1945) — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Poems, 1928-1931 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Bidragyder — 447 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver441 eksemplarer
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver397 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver284 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
Poets of World War II (2003) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Bidragyder — 128 eksemplarer
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
White Buildings (1926) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver79 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
American Sonnets: An Anthology (2007) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
The Complete Poetry and Selected Criticism of Edgar Allen Poe (1968) — Redaktør — 41 eksemplarer
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Praising It New: The Best of the New Criticism (2008) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Invitation to Learning (1941)nogle udgaver14 eksemplarer
Lectures in Criticism (1961) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The collected poems of John Peale Bishop (1975) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver8 eksemplarer
A Roman Collection: Stories, Poems, and Other Good Pieces (1980) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1963) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer
Jean Sans Terre (1936) — Forord, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer
Triquarterly 19 (Fall 1970) For Edward Dahlberg (1970) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
In the Deepest Aquarium; Poems. With an Introd. By Allen Tate (1959) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Tate, John Orley Allen
University Cemetery, Sewanee, Tennessee, USA
Winchester, Kentucky, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Gambier, Ohio, USA
New York, New York, USA
Patterson, New York, USA
Sewanee, Tennessee, USA
Paris, France
Vanderbilt University (BA|1922)
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (violin)
literary critic
biographer (vis alle 10)
Gordon, Caroline (wife)
Gardner, Isabella (wife)
Brooks, Cleanth (friend)
Pound, Ezra (friend)
Crane, Hart (friend)
Lytle, Andrew (friend) (vis alle 19)
Cowley, Malcolm (friend)
Brown, Slater (friend)
Taylor, Peter Hillsman (student)
Lowell, Robert (student)
Jarrell, Randall (student)
Blackmur, R. P. (student)
Berryman, John (student)
Ransom, John Crowe (teacher)
Davidson, Donald (teacher)
Curry, Walter Clyde (teacher)
Prunty, Wyatt (student)
Mims, Edwin (teacher)
Zabel, Morton Dauwen (friend)
The Fugitives
The Agrarians
The Sewanee Review (editor)
Kenyon College (professor)
The American Review (editor)
Princeton University (founder of creative writing program) (vis alle 9)
New York University, New York, New York, USA (lecturer)
University of Minnesota (professor)
Indiana School of Letters (senior fellow)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1943-1944)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award ( [1948])
National Institute of Arts and Letters award (1948)
Bollingen Prize (1957)
Brandeis University Medal (1961)
Dante Society Gold Medal (1962) (vis alle 13)
Academy of American Poets award (1963)
Oscar Williams award (1976)
Mark Rothko award (1976)
Ingram Merrill award (1976)
National Medal for Literature (1976)
Guggenheim fellowships ( [1928] ∙ [1929])
Phi Beta Kappa



LamarJimmerson | Nov 13, 2022 |
Offering all of the extant letters exchanged by two of the twentieth century's most distinguished literary figures, Cleanth Brooks and Allen Tate: Collected Letters, 1933-1976 vividly depicts the remarkable relationship, both professional and personal, between Brooks and Tate over the course of their lifelong friendship.

An accomplished poet, critic, biographer, and teacher, Allen Tate had a powerful influence on the literary world of his era. Editor of the Fugitive and the Sewanee Review, Tate greatly affected the lives and careers of his fellow literati, including Cleanth Brooks. Esteemed coeditor of An Approach to Literature and Understanding Poetry, Brooks was one of the principal creators of the New Criticism. His Modern Poetry and the Tradition and The Well Wrought Urn, as well as his two-volume study of Faulkner, remain among the classics read by any serious student of literature. The correspondence between these two gentlemen-scholars, which began in the 1930s, extended over five decades and covered a vast amount of twentieth-century literary history.

In the more than 250 letters collected here, the reader will encounter their shared concerns for and responses to the work of their numerous friends and many prominent writers, including T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, and Robert Lowell. Their letters offer details about their own developing careers and also provide striking insight into the group dynamics of the Agrarians, the noteworthy community of southern writers who played so influential a role in the literature of modernism.

Brooks once said that Tate treated him like a younger brother, and despite great differences between their personalities and characters, these two figures each felt deep brotherly affection for the other. Whether they contain warm invitations for the one to visit the other, genteel or honest commentaries on their families and friends, or descriptions of the vast array of social, professional, and even political activities each experienced, the letters of Brooks and Tate clearly reveal the personalities of both men and the powerful ties of their strong camaraderie.

Invaluable to both students and teachers of literature, Cleanth Brooks and Allen Tate provides a substantial contribution to the study of twentieth-century American, and particularly southern, literary history.

About the Editor -
Alphonse Vinh is a writer and works as a Reference Librarian for National Public Radio in Washington, D. C. His publications have appeared in Southern Quarterly Review, Southern Cultures, Crisis Magazine, South Carolina Review, and the New Oxford Review.

University of Missouri Press
Columbia, Mo. (800) 621-2736

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Ulsterfreeman | Nov 20, 2017 |
A 5 star book, not a 5 star biography of Davis, but an excellent view of what really went wrong in the south with enough prescient insight into the faults and flaws of Davis to keep it at 5 stars. Refreshingly honest and enjoyable. Edited to also add that it is rife with misprints and typos... I can't believe that after ninety years they still can't get it right - fortunately, Mr. Tate's writing skills more than make up for it!
cjyurkanin | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 22, 2013 |


WHILE the limits assigned to this volume do not permit a full presentation of the arguments, or an adequate exposition of the historical facts that justified the secession of the Southern States, and entitled them to be regarded not as "rebels" or "traitors/' but as defenders of the original principles on which the fathers founded our system of government, or a full demonstration of the fact that the essential truths which they declared "unalienable" are the foundation-stones on which rests the vindication of the Confederate cause, yet, before proceeding with the narrative of the events of the war between the States, it is essential that the candid student should know and bear in mind that the intelligent people of the South were practically unanimous in the belief:

That the States of which the American Union was formed, from the moment when they emerged from their colonial or provincial condition, became, severally, sovereign, free, and independent States-not one State or Nation;

That the Union formed under the Articles of Confederation was a compact between the States in which these attributes of sovereignty, freedom, and independence were expressly asserted and guaranteed;

That in forming "the more perfect Union" of the Constitution afterward adopted, the same contracting powers formed an amended compact, without any surrender of these attributes, either expressed or implied; but, on the contrary, by the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, limiting the authority of the Federal Government to its express grants, with a distinct provision against the presumption of a surrender of anything by implication;

That political sovereignty, in contradistinction to the natural rights of man, resides neither in the individual citizen, nor in unorganized masses, nor in fractional subdivisions of a community, but in the people of an organized political body;

That no "republican form of government," in the sense in which that expression is used in the Constitution, and was generally understood by the founders of the Union—whether it be the government of a State or of a Confederation of States —is possessed of any sovereignty whatever, but merely exercises certain powers delegated by the sovereign authority of the people, and subject to recall and resumption by the same authority that conferred them;

That the "people" who organized the first Confederation, the people who dissolved it, the people who ordained and established the Constitution which succeeded it—the only people known or referred to in the phraseology of that period —were the people of the respective States, each acting separately and with absolute independence of the others;

That, in forming and adopting the Constitution, the States, or the people of the States, formed a new Government but no new People, and that, consequently, no new sovereignty was created; for sovereignty, in an American republic, can belong only to a People, never to a Government; and that the Federal Government is entitled to exercise only the powers delegated to it by the people of the several States.

That the term People in the preamble to the Constitution and in the tenth Amendment, is used distributively; that the only "People of the United States" known to the Constitution are the people of each State in the Union ; that no such political community or corporate unit as one people of the United States then existed, has ever been organized, or yet exists ; and that no political action by the people of the United States in the aggregate has ever taken place, or ever can take place under the Constitution.

These principles, although they had come to be considered as peculiarly Southern, were not sectional in their origin. In the beginning and earlier years of our history they were cherished as faithfully and guarded as jealously in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as in Virginia and South Carolina.

It was in these principles that I was nurtured.

Jefferson Davis, A short history of the Confederate states of America (1890), pages 48-49.

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