John Crowe Ransom (April 30th, 1888 — July 3rd, 1974) was an American teacher, writer and editor. He is renowned both as a poet and a literary critic. He wrote most of his poems between 1915 and 1927. Together with fifteen other academics and students at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, he founded the group called ‘the Fugitives’ after their magazine The Fugitive (1922–1925). They had a special interest in Modernist poetry, and they published works by Modernist poets, but mainly from the Southern part of the United States of America (the former Confederacy). In 1930, he joined a group of twelve writers who would be called ‘Southern Agrarians’. They denounced industrialism and urbanization, which they saw as an alienating force destroying traditional culture, and they counterposed to it the traditional values of an agarian economy, as it existed in the South before the Civil War. As writes the Poetry Foundation: CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…
Toi qui m’as tant aimé,
Belle au doigts enflammés,
À moi tu es venue,
Splendide et toute nue.
Today marks the second anniversary of Agapeta. The blog starts to have a small fame, appearing in the blogroll of several other blogs, or being mentioned in some posts. And it has also gained some enemies, but fortunately up to now they have been really stupid. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…
Le premier sceau, ce brouillard
Qui nous voile le regard,
Levons-le, jolie fille !
Nous voir, c’est un tel plaisir.
Mon amie, tes yeux brillent
De tous tes jeunes désirs.
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