Tate, Allen, 1899-1979

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Birth 1899-11-19
Death 1979-02-09
Americans
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Allen Tate was an American poet, essayist, literary critic, novelist, and translator.

From the description of Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652060

From the guide to the Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

John Orley Allen Tate was born in Winchester, Clarke County, Kentucky, in 1899. He attended Vanderbilt University and graduated magna cum laude in 1922. He married the novelist Caroline Gordon in 1924. Tate was a founding editor of The Fugitive , a magazine of verse published out of Nashville, Tennessee, from 1922 to 1925. The magazine was named for the Fugitives, a group of Southern poets which included Tate and several of his colleagues from Vanderbilt, including John Crowe Ransom, Robert Penn Warren, Donald Davidson, and Merrill Moore. The Fugitives were practitioners and defenders of formal technique in poetry and were preoccupied with the defending the traditional values of the agrarian South against the effects of urban industrialization. [from poets.org]

From the guide to the Allen Tate Correspondence with Charles Foster, 1959-1978, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

American poet.

From the description of Papers of Allen Tate [manuscript], 1950-1960. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813276

Allen Tate was born in Kentucky; his family moved constantly, making his schooling erratic. He attended Vanderbilt University, where he met John Crowe Ransom, Robert Penn Warren, and other members of the influential Fugitives group. He moved to New York, where he mingled in literary circles, and produced his first volume of poetry and a biography of Stonewall Jackson. He travelled to London and Paris, making connections with more literary figures. Returning to America, he established himself as an influential poet, critic, and man-of-letters, becoming a key figure in the Southern Renaissance and American literature in general. He held numerous positions in education, notably at Princeton, the Library of Congress, and the University of Minnesota.

From the description of Allen Tate letters, 1954-1960. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 71225954

John Orley Allen Tate was one of the Fugitive Group of poets at Vanderbilt University, and contributed an essay to the Agrarian manifesto I'll take my stand. Born near Winchester, Kentucky, Nov. 19, 1899, he graduated from Vanderbilt in 1922. He published many poems, as well as a novel, criticism, and biographies, and taught at the Women's College of the University of North Carolina, Princeton, New York University, and the University of Minnesota, among others. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1950. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, in February 1979.

From the description of Allen Tate Collection, 1923-1974. (Vanderbilt University Library). WorldCat record id: 264852392

Allen Tate, American poet, edited THE FUGITIVE (1922), wrote interpretive biographies of Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, and published numerous collections of poems and literary criticism.

From the description of Allen Tate collection, 1931-1979. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 609872757

Poet.

From the description of Reminiscences of Allen Tate : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419591

John Orley Allen Tate was one of the Fugitive Group of poets at Vanderbilt University, and contributed an essay to the Agrarian manifesto I'll take my stand. Born near Winchester, Kentucky, Nov. 19, 1899, he graduated from Vanderbilt in 1922. He published many poems, as well as a novel, criticism, and biographies, and taught at the Women's College of the University of North Carolina, Princeton, New York University, and the University of Minnesota, among others. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1950. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, in February 1979.

Mark Van Doren (1894-1972) was an American poet, critic, and teacher. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1914 and received a doctorate from Columbia University in 1920. He taught English at Columbia from 1920 to 1959 and became a legendary classroom presence.

Dorothy Graffe (1896-1993) was a novelist who married Mark Van Doren in 1922.

From the description of Allen Tate/Mark Van Doren Collection, 1940-1977. (Vanderbilt University Library). WorldCat record id: 263705327

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Subjects:

  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Poets--Interviews
  • Critics--Biography--Sources
  • Agrarians (group of writers)
  • English teachers--Biography--Sources
  • Agrarians (Group of writers)--Biography--Sources
  • College verse--20th century
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Critics--Correspondence
  • Poets, American--History and criticism
  • Poetry
  • Male authors, American--Correspondence
  • American poetry--History and criticism
  • Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • American poetry--20th century
  • Poets, American--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • English teachers--Correspondence
  • Authors, American--20th century--Biography--Sources
  • Poets, American--20th century--Biography--Sources
  • American literature
  • Satire, English--History and criticism
  • Fugitives (group of writers)
  • American poetry--History and criticism--20th century
  • Poetry, Modern--Study and teaching--20th century

Occupations:

  • Poets, American--20th century
  • Poets, American--20th century.--United States

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Jersey--Princeton (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)