John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom

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Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Jul 1974 (aged 86)
Gambier, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Burial Gambier, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 6837128 · View Source
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Poet and critic. Founder of the Kenyon Review and a father of the New Criticism. During the 1930s to the 1950s Ransom served as a professor at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. As a mentor to young people he turned the Ohio campus into a literary Arcadia of who's who of poetry, they included the likes of Randall Jarrell, Robie Macauley and Robert Lowell. In 1941 Ransom expressed his views on poetry and there meaning in his book "The New Criticiasm."


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  • Added: 7 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6837128
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Crowe Ransom (30 Apr 1888–3 Jul 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6837128, citing Kenyon College Cemetery, Gambier, Knox County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .