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John Crowe Ransom - American Writers 18

John Crowe Ransom - American Writers 18: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1962
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    John Crowe Ransom - American Writers 18
    Book Description:

    John Crowe Ransom. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5239-6
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-6)
  2. John Crowe Ransom
    (pp. 7-46)

    When he was writing his poem “Survey of Literature” and first put down the mischievous couplet

    In all the good Greek of Plato

    I lack my roastbeef and potato,

    John Crowe Ransom may have had in mind no more than the amusing incongruity of the rhyming words. He had long been a poet of unexpected and witty conjunctions, though none had brought together things further apart than the supernal philosopher and the earthy tuber. But here was more than just a funnymot. If he had aimed at suggesting the informing force of his poetry, criticism, and teaching, Ransom scarcely...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 47-48)