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Ransom, John Crowe

Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1974 AD

1888 – Born on the 30th of April in Pulaski, Tenn., U.S.

1914 – He taught English there, where he was the leader of the Fugitives a group of poets that published the influential literary magazine

1922-1925 – The Fugitive and shared a belief in the South and its regional traditions.

         – Ransom’s poetry is collected in Chills and Fever.

1927 – Two Gentlemen in Bonds.

1930 – God Without Thunder.

1938 – The World’s Body.


1950 – Bollingen Prize.


1958 – His retirement at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

1959 – He founded and edited the literary magazine The Kenyon Review.

1969 – Won a National Book Award, contained revisions of his earlier work.

1974 – Died on the 4th of July in Gambier, Ohio.