Allen Tate (1899-1979)

A selective list of online literary criticism for poet and literary critic Allen Tate, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the MLA Guidelines for Web Sites


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introduction & literary criticism

"Allen Tate." David Havird on "Allen Tate's Life and Career." Also brief excerpts from influential commentary on Tate's "Ode to the Confederate Dead," and background information about the American Civil War. Modern American Poetry (U of Illinois). Ed. Edward Brunner and Cary Nelson.

"Allen Tate." A biography of Allen Tate. Poetry Foundation.

"Allen Tate." A very short introduction to Tate, with links to related Fugitive poets. Academy of American Poets.

Lesman, Robert. "Alan Tate." 19 Feb. 2009. Literary Encyclopedia. Eds. Robert Clark, Emory Elliott, Janet Todd. An introduction to the poet, from a database that provides signed literary criticism by experts in their field, and is available to individuals for a reasonably-priced subscription [subscription service].

Jones, Anne, ed. Teaching Guide For Allen Tate. From educational publisher Heath.

Tate, Allen. "Narcissus as Narcissus." Tate comments on his own poetry and his "Ode to the Confederate Dead," from Reason in Madness (1938).

Underwood, Thomas A. "A biography of the critic Allen Tate focuses on his Southern aesthetics," says a review of Underwood's Allen Tate: Orphan of the South. First chapter. NY Times [requires registration and intrusive software ad-ons].

Manuscripts for the Fugitives and Agrarians in the Vanderbilt U Special Collections.


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