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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 ... 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 the South should reject in ...

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    Tawny are the leaves turned, but they still hold.
    It is the harvest; what shall this land produce?
    A meager hill of kernels, a runnel of juice.
    Declension looks from our land, it is old.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    I would not knock old fellows in the dust
    But there lay Captain Carpenter on his back
    His weapons were the old heart in his bust
    And a blade shook between rotten teeth alack.
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    The reivers they stole Fair Annie,
    As she walked by the sea;
    But a noble knight was her ransom soon,
    Wi’ gowd and white monie.
    Unknown. Fair Annie (l. 1–4)

    “You the one, I the few”
    said John Adams
    speaking of fears in the abstract
    to his volatile friend Mr. Jefferson,
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    There was such speed in her little body,
    And such lightness in her footfall,
    It is no wonder her brown study
    Astonishes us all.
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)