John Crowe Ransom biography

John Crowe Ransom

Poet, Author

1888 – 1974

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Who was John Crowe Ransom?

John Crowe Ransom was an educator, scholar, literary critic, poet, essayist and editor. He is considered to be a founder of the New Criticism school of literary criticism. As a faculty member at Kenyon College, he was the first editor of the widely regarded Kenyon Review. Highly respected as a teacher and mentor to a generation of accomplished students, he also was a prize winning poet and essayist.

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Born
Apr 30, 1888
Pulaski
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Christ Church, Oxford
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Oxford
Employment
  • Kenyon College
  • Vanderbilt University
Died
Jul 3, 1974
Gambier

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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