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John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom (April 30, 1888, Pulaski, Tennessee – July 3, 1974, Gambier, Ohio) was an American poet, essayist, magazine editor, and professor.

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John Crowe Ransom - Agrarian Theorist
... In 1930, Ransom along with 11 other Southern Agrarians published the conservative, Agrarian manifesto I'll Take My Stand The South and the Agrarian Tradition, which assailed the ... Ransom's contribution to I'll Take My Stand is his essay "Reconstructed but Unregenerate" which starts the book and lays out the Southern Agrarians' basic argument ... In various essays influenced by his Agrarian beliefs, Ransom defended the manifesto's assertion that modern industrial capitalism was a dehumanizing force that ...

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    In all the good Greek of Plato
    I lack my roastbeef and potato.

    A better man was Aristotle,
    Pulling steady on the bottle.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    And weeping fast as she had breath
    Janet implored us, ‘Wake her from her sleep!’
    And would not be instructed in how deep
    Was the forgetful kingdom of death.
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    And the chieftain’s head, with grinning sockets, and varnished—
    Is it hung on the sky with a hideous epitaphy?
    No, the woman keeps the trophy.
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    Could it be that those who were reared in the postwar years really were spoiled, as we used to hear? Did a child-centered generation, raised in depression and war, produce a self-centered generation that resents children and parenthood?
    —C. John Sommerville (20th century)

    Do not enforce the tired wolf
    Dragging his infected wound homeward
    To sit tonight with the warm children
    Naming the pretty kings of France.
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)