The World's Body

By: Ransom, John Crowe

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Some ink marginalia & underlining in text. 1968 Trade Paperback. xiv, 390 pp. Crowe was a founding member of the Fugitives. This is a collection of fifteen essays concerning Crowe's theory of poetry. The first paperback edition of this important work by one of America's leading critics, with a new afterword by the author. The Fugitives were a group of poets and literary scholars who came together at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, around 1920. They published a small literary magazine called The Fugitive from 1922-1925 which showcased their works. Although its published life was brief, The Fugitive is considered to be one of the most influential publications in the history of American letters. The Fugitives made Vanderbilt a fountainhead of the New Criticism, the dominant mode of textual analysis in English during the first half of the twentieth century. The group was also remarkable for the number of its members whose works would claim a permanent place in the literary canon. Many were also influential teachers of literature. Among the most notable Fugitives were John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Merrill Moore, Donald Davidson, William Ridley Wills, and Robert Penn Warren.

Title: The World's Body

Author: Ransom, John Crowe

Categories: Poetry, Literary Criticism, Essays & Letters, Fugitives,

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 1968

ISBN Number: 0807101281

ISBN Number 13: 9780807101285

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 1787945

Keywords: JOHN CROWE RANSOM ESSAYS LITERARY CRITICISM,