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"Like a dead star...Tate can still be detected in the strong pull that he exerts. His strength can be gauged by the strength that other poets had to summon to resist him." Adam Kirsch, The New Republic (read the entire New Republic review)

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One of the early-twentieth century Southern intellectuals and artists of the early twentieth century known as the Agrarians, Allen Tate wrote poetry that was rooted strongly in that region's past — in the land, the people, and the traditions of the American South as well as in the forms and concerns of the classic poets. In "Ode to the Confederate Dead" — generally recognized as his greatest poem — he delineates both the horror of the sight of rows of tombstones at a Confederate cemetery and the honor that such sacrifice embodies, resulting in "a masterpiece that could not be transcended" (William Pratt).

Review:

"Allen Tate is the supreme classicist, the most convincingly grandiloquent orator, of his generation. The rhetoric of his monologues, analyzing the sublime decadence of the moral and political scene, is gloomy, scornful and yet icily aloof. The more philosophical poems tease the reader with ironies of existence and morality. Everywhere is an easy 17th-century formality, sureness with myth, and habit of cadence and judgment....It is simply important to have Tate again in print, accessible to a couple of generations of readers who probably hardly know him." John Fuller, on the hardcover publication of Collected Poems 1919-1976 in 1977

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One of the early-twentieth century Southern intellectuals and artists of the early twentieth century  known as the Agrarians, Allen Tate wrote poetry that was rooted strongly in that region's past--in the land, the people, and the traditions of the American South as well as in the forms and concerns of the classic poets. In "Ode to the Confederate Dead"-- generally recognized as his greatest poem--he delineates both the horror of the sight of rows of tombstones at a Confederate cemetery and the honor that such sacrifice embodies, resulting in "a masterpiece that could not be transcended" (William Pratt). 

About the Author

Allen Tate (1899-1979) was born in Winchester, Kentucky, and spent much of his adult life teaching — first in the South, then in Minnesota. He is also the author of the novel The Fathers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374530952
Author:
Tate, Allen
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Introduction by:
Benfey, Christopher
Introduction:
Disch, Thomas M.
Introduction:
Benfey, Christopher
Author:
Benfey, Christopher
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Series:
FSG Classics
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.79 x 5.93 x 0.69 in

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"Review A Day" by , "Like a dead star...Tate can still be detected in the strong pull that he exerts. His strength can be gauged by the strength that other poets had to summon to resist him." (read the entire New Republic review)
"Review" by , "Allen Tate is the supreme classicist, the most convincingly grandiloquent orator, of his generation. The rhetoric of his monologues, analyzing the sublime decadence of the moral and political scene, is gloomy, scornful and yet icily aloof. The more philosophical poems tease the reader with ironies of existence and morality. Everywhere is an easy 17th-century formality, sureness with myth, and habit of cadence and judgment....It is simply important to have Tate again in print, accessible to a couple of generations of readers who probably hardly know him."
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One of the early-twentieth century Southern intellectuals and artists of the early twentieth century  known as the Agrarians, Allen Tate wrote poetry that was rooted strongly in that region's past--in the land, the people, and the traditions of the American South as well as in the forms and concerns of the classic poets. In "Ode to the Confederate Dead"-- generally recognized as his greatest poem--he delineates both the horror of the sight of rows of tombstones at a Confederate cemetery and the honor that such sacrifice embodies, resulting in "a masterpiece that could not be transcended" (William Pratt). 
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