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Allen Tate:
Orphan of the South
Thomas A. Underwood

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"Tate has been lucky in his biographer. Underwood's book is rigorously researched and sturdily written. . . . Underwood's book is a defense of Tate's fundamental seriousness, and of the historical importance of his stances and stands."--Christopher Benfey, The New Republic

"Underwood's exhaustive research and sound judgment have led to a biography of the first rank."--Ben F. Johnson III, Journal of Southern History

"A splendid biography."--Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., Charlotte Observer

"Underwood has made a substantial contribution to literary history and given readers a poignant portrait of Tate's struggle to come to terms with the past through art."--Melissa McIntosh Brown, Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"Informed by a broad knowledge of Southern history, Thomas A. Underwood's biography restores Allen Tate to his rightful place as the greatest poet produced by the South and as a major American man of letters. At once brilliant and subtle, it is essential reading for anyone who hopes to understand the Southern Literary Renaissance."--David Herbert Donald, Harvard University

"This devious, passionate, intelligent, bull-headed, long-tailed, retrograde, fierce thinker receives justice here. Underwood's book is brave and well documented. For a writer of my generation, it reveals much literary history that we didn't know."--Robert Bly

"[An] immensely detailed and tirelessly literary investigation of Tate's early career. . . ."--Ian Hamilton

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