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John Crowe Ransom Collection (VMF136), 1939-1967Add to your cart. | MSS Manuscripts

Title: John Crowe Ransom Collection (VMF136), 1939-1967Add to your cart.
ID: MSS/VMF/136
Extent: 12.0 Items
Predominant Dates: 1939-1967
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Item 1: Ransom to Weldon Kees discussing several poems by Kees being considered for publication in The Kenyon Review, 1939: October 25
Item 2: Ransom to Robert Duncan declining to publish The African Elegy, a poem by Duncan, which had previously been accepted by The Kenyon Review, after Ransom became aware of its references to homosexuality, 1944: October 26
Item 3: Robert Duncan to Ransom defending the publication of The African Elegy on the basis of the poet's right to use his experience as the matter of his poetry and appealing to the right of free speech, 1944: November
Item 4: Ransom to Robert Duncan further explaining his rejection of The African Elegy, and disagreeing that it ought to be printed on the basis of the right of free speech, 1944: December 6
Item 5: Ransom to Robert Duncan refusing to consider publication of the Ransom-Duncan correspondence on the subject of homosexuality and poetry, 1945: March 1
Item 6: Robert Duncan to George Leite regarding the above Ransom-Duncan correspondence, 1945: September 29
Item 7: Ransom to Robert Duncan rejecting "this verse of yours" for publication in The Kenyon Review, 1957: August 14
Item 8: Ransom to Robert Duncan further explaining his rejection of Duncan's (and much other contemporary) poetry, 1957: August 23
Item 9: Ransom to Robert Duncan thanking him for his recent note and rejecting another of Duncan's poems, "Mother Noah", 1957: September 23
Item 10: Ransom to Evalyn Bloodworth, 1964: May 12
Item 11: Robert Duncan to Henry Wenning explaining the group of Ransom-Duncan correspondence, 1967: November 9
Item 12: Robert Duncan. The Homosexual in Society [essay]. Printed in Politics, 1944: August


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