JOHN CROWE RANSOM (1888 - 1974)



  • Anthologies:

    • Selected Letters.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1985.

    • Selected Essays.  Ed. and into. Thomas Daniel Young and John Hindle.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1984.

    • Beating the Bushes: Selected Essays, 1941-1970.  New York: Norton, 1972.

    • Poems and Essays.  New York: Vintage, 1955.

    • Selected Poems.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945.

    • The World's Body.  Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1938. 

  • Edited Works:
    • The Kenyon Critics: Studies in Modern Literature from the Kenyon Review.  1951.
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • "Criticism as Pure Speculation."  The Intent of the Critic.  Ed. Donald A. Stauffer.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1941.  41-62.
      • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.  874-883.
      • Criticism: the Major Statements.  New York: St. Martin's, 1980.
      •  3rd Ed. edited by Charles Kaplan and William Anderson, 1991.  468-487.
    • The New Criticism.  Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1941. Rpt. Greenwood, 1979.

    • "Criticism, Inc."  1938.
      • Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch.  New York: Norton, 2001.  1108-1117.
      • The World's Body.  Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1938.  327-350.
    • "Poetry: a Note in Ontology."  1934. 
      • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.  866-874.
      • The World's Body.  Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1938.  111-142.
    • God Without Thunder: an Unorthodox Defense of Orthodoxy.  Hamden, CT: Archon, 1930.


  • Archives:


  • Selected individual Works:




  • Anthologies:

    • Young, Thomas Daniel, ed.  John Crowe Ransom: Critical Essays and a Bibliography.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1968.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Brooks, Cleanth.  "John Crowe Ransom: As I Remember Him."  American Scholar 58.2 (1989): 211-33.
    • Elliott, Emory B., Jr.  "Theology and Agrarian Ideology in the Critical Theory of John Crowe Ransom."  Xavier University Studies 10.3 (1971): 1-7.
    • Gray, Richard.  "The 'Compleat Gentleman': an Approach to John Crowe Ransom."  Southern Review 12 (1976): 622-31.
    • Harland, Richard.  "The New Criticism: Southern Phase (Ransom, Tate)."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  182-184.
    • Hough, Graham.  "John Crowe Ransom: the Poet and the Critic."  Southern Review 1 (1965): 1-21.
    • Howard, Maureen.  "There Are Many Wonderful Owls in Gambier."  Yale Review (1988): 521-27.
    • Jarvis, F. P.  "F. H. Bradley's Appearance and Reality and the Critical Theory of John Crowe Ransom."  Papers on Language and Literature 1 (1965): 187-91.
    • Justus, James H.  "Sporting Oak: John Crowe Ransom and His Circles."  Southern Literary Journal 10.1 (1977): 98-105.
    • Kenner, Hugh.  "The Pedagogue as Critic."  The New Criticism and After.  Ed. Thomas D. Young.  Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1976.  36-46.
    • Magner, James Edgar.  John Crowe Ransom: Critical Principles and Preoccupations.  Mouton, 1971.

    • Montgomery, Marion.  John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate: At Odds About the Ends of History and the Mystery of Nature.  McFarland, 2003.

    • Masselink, Noralyn.  "Apparition Head versus Body Bush: the Prosodical Theory and Practice of John Crowe Ransom."  Southern Quarterly 29.2 (1991): 17-30.
    • Osborne, William.  "John Crowe Ransom: Toward a Pastoral."  Southern Literature in Transition: Heritage and Promise.  Eds. Philip Castille and William Osborne.  Memphis: Memphis State UP, 1983.  87-99.
    • Parsons, Thornton.  John Crowe Ransom.  Boston: Twayne, 1969.

    • Quinlan, Kieran.  "The Colloquy between John Crowe Ransom and Robert Graves."  The Vanderbilt Tradition: Essays in Honor of Thomas Daniel Young.  Ed. Mark R. Winchell.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1991.  36-46.
    • Quinlan, Kieran.  John Crowe Ransom's Secular Faith.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1989.

    • Rubin, Louis D., Jr.  "The Wary Fugitive: John Crowe Ransom."  Sewanee Review 82 (1974): 583-618.
    • Russell, Henry W.  "John Crowe Ransom: the Measure of Civil Man."  Southern Review 23.2 (1987): 256-70.
    • Stewart, John L.  John Crowe Ransom.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1962.

    • Tate, Allen.  "Reflections on the Death of John Crowe Ransom."  Sewanee Review 82 (1974): 545-51.
    • Warren, Robert Penn.  "Notes on the Poetry of John Crowe Ransom at His Eightieth Birthday."  Kenyon Review 30 (1968): 319-49.
    • Williams, Miller.  "Color as Symbol and the Two Way Metaphor in the Poetry of John Crowe Ransom."  Mississippi Quarterly 22 (1969): 29-37.
    • Williams, Miller.  The Poetry of John Crowe Ransom.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1972.

    • Young, Thomas Daniel.  Gentleman in a Dustcoat: a Biography of John Crowe Ransom.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1977.

    • Young, Thomas Daniel.  John Crowe Ransom.  Steck-Vaughan, 1971.

    • Young, Thomas Daniel.  "John Crowe Ransom: a Checklist, 1967-1976."  Mississippi Quarterly 30 (1977): 155-68.



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