Anthony Hecht (essay date spring 1994)
SOURCE: Hecht, Anthony. “Poetry: John Crowe Ransom.” The Wilson Quarterly 18, no. 2 (spring 1994): 92-3.
[In the following essay, Hecht discusses Ransom as a modernist and an ironist and explicates his poems “Captain Carpenter” and “Philomela.”]
Any conventional list of the great modernist poets would begin with Eliot and Pound, Rilke, Valéry, and Rimbaud. These were not the only important poets of their era, possibly not even the greatest. One thinks of such others as Stevens, Frost, Montale,...
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