Essays of four decades / by Allen Tate.


Chicago : The Swallow Press, [1968] .

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Standard Title Essays. Selections
Other Title Essays of 4 decades
Subjects Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern.
Littérature.
Description xi, 640 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1968]
©1968
Notes Also issued online.
Summary 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.
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.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)53084
(OCoLC)ocm00053084
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Tate, Allen, 1899-1979.
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