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us: Agrarians (Group of writers)



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    • us: Fugitive-Agrarians (Group of writers)
    • us: Nashville Agrarians (Group of writers)
    • us: Southern Agrarians (Group of writers)
    • us: Vanderbilt Agrarians (Group of writers)
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    • found: Work cat.: Conkin, P.K. The Southern Agrarians, c1988.
    • found: Holman handbk. to lit. ("In current literary history and criticism, however, [the term Agrarians] is usually applied to a group of Southern American writers who published in Nashville, Tennessee, between 1922 and 1925, The Fugitive, a little magazine of poetry and some criticism championing agrarian regionalism but attacking "the old high-caste Brahmins of the Old South." Most of its contributors were associated with Vanderbilt University; among them were John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Donald Davidson, Robert Penn Warren, and Merrill Moore. In the 1930's they championed an agrarian economy as opposed to that of industrial capitalism and issued a collective manifesto, I'll take my stand. They were active in the publication between 1933 and 1937 of The American Review, a socioeconomic magazine that also analyzed contemporary literature. They found an effective literary organ in The Southern Review (1935-1942), under the editorship of Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. In addition to their poetry and novels, the Agrarians have been prominent among the founders of the new criticism.")
    • found: Britannica Micro. (Fugitives, a group of young poets and critics, formed shortly after World War I at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., who have since taken their places among America's most distinguished men of letters ... Many of the Fugitives went on to become leaders of the Agrarian movement of the 1930's ...)
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