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Essays of four decades

Author: Allen Tate
Publisher: Chicago : The Swallow Press, ©1968.
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Includes critical essays on John Keats, Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Hart Crane, Thomas Hardy, Edwin Arlington Robinson, John Peale Bishop, Archibald MacLeish, Ezra Pound, Herbert Read, Edgar Allan Poe, and T. S. Eliot, among others.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tate, Allen, 1899-1979.
Essays of four decades.
Chicago, Swallow Press [1968]
(OCoLC)574891385
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Tate
OCLC Number: 53084
Description: xi, 640 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The man of letters in the modern world --
To whom is the poet responsible? --
Is literary criticism possible? --
The function of the critical quarterly --
Tension in poetry --
Literature as knowledge --
The hovering fly --
Techniques of fiction --
Miss Emily and the bibliographer --
Understanding modern poetry --
A note on critical "autotelism" --
Three types of poetry --
The present function of criticism --
Modern poetry --
Poetry modern and unmodern --
2. A note on Donne --
The point of dying: Donne's "virtuous men" --
A note on Elizabethan satire --
A reading of Keats --
Emily Dickinson --
Yeat's romanticism --
Hart Crane --
Crane: the poet as hero --
Hardy's philosophic metaphors --
Edwin Arlington Robinson --
John Peale Bishop --
MacLeish's Conquistador --
Ezra Pound --
Herbert Read --
3. Our cousin, Mr. Poe --
The angelic imagination --
The symbolic imagination --
The unliteral imagination; or, I, too, dislike it --
T.S. Eliot's Ash Wednesday --
Longinus and the new criticism --
Johnson on the metaphysical poets --
Ezra Pound and the Bollingen Prize --
4. The profession of letters in the South --
The new provincialism --
What is a traditional society? --
Religion and the old South --
A Southern mode of the imagination --
Narcissus as Narcissus --
5. Prefaces: To Reactionary essays on poetry and ideas --
To Reason in madness --
To On the limits of poetry --
To The forlorn demon --
To The man of letters in the modern world.
Other Titles: Essays.
Essays of 4 decades
Responsibility: by Allen Tate.

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Includes critical essays on John Keats, Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Hart Crane, Thomas Hardy, Edwin Arlington Robinson, John Peale Bishop, Archibald MacLeish, Ezra Pound, Herbert Read, Edgar Allan Poe, and T. S. Eliot, among others.

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