John Crowe Ransom

Standard Name: Ransom, John Crowe


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Family and Intimate relationships Laura Riding
Her first marriage, on 2 November 1920, while she was still an undergraduate at Cornell, was to historian Louis Gottschalk (then a graduate student).
Friedmann, Elizabeth. A Mannered Grace. Persea Books, 2005.
By August 1924 they felt that their marriage had converted...
Literary responses William Empson
The book was a resounding success, widely recommended by T. S. Eliot in Britain and by John Crowe Ransom in the USA.
Kermode, Frank. “The Savage Life”. London Review of Books, pp. 3 - 5.
Literary responses Edna St Vincent Millay
A propos reading her poetry in public, ESVM found she was characterized . . . in a way that compromised her as a poet.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Random House, 2001.
She wrote of this, If ever I felt like a...
Literary responses Flannery O'Connor
There too her class was visited by John Crowe Ransom , who was impressed by her stories but stopped in his reading aloud of one of them when he encountered (in dialogue) the word nigger...
Literary responses Rebecca West
The Thinking Reed received high praise from contemporary reviewers, including Elizabeth Bowen and John Crowe Ransom .
Rollyson, Carl. Rebecca West: A Saga of the Century. Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.
Author summary Edna St Vincent Millay
ESVM was a charismatic American poet of the earlier twentieth century, who through her lifestyle came to stand for the sexually and economically liberated woman of the 1920s. She wrote particularly sonnets, love lyrics, and...


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