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Fugitives and Southern Agrarianism


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A group of American poets and critics in the 1920s associated with Vanderbilt University, Tennessee and more directly with the bimonthly poetry magazine The Fugitive (1922–5). The group had no strict doctrine, but tended to insist on poetry as an act of adult intelligence, and to scorn the local color tradition of Southern US writing. The developing critical positions of some of its members eventually helped to shape the highly influential New Criticism. The most prominent members were Donald Davidson, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Merrill Moore, Laura Riding, and Robert Penn Warren. For a fuller account, consult Louise Cowan, The Fugitive Group (1959).

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