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Source: Modern American Poetry - Allen Tate

Primary Works

Poetry: Mr. Pope and Other Poems, 1928; Three Poems, 1930; Poems, 1928-1931, 1932; The Mediterranean and Other Poems, 1936; Selected Poems, 1937; The Winter Sea, 1944; Poems, 1920-1945, 1947; Poems, 1922-1947, 1948; Two Conceits for the Eye to Sing, If Possible, 1950; Poems, 1960; Poems, 1961; The Swimmers and Other Selected Poems, 1970; Collected Poems, 1970.

"Narcissus as Narcissus" from Reason in madness; critical essays by Allen Tate. NY: G.P. Putnam, 1941.

Prose: Stonewall Jackson: The Good Soldier, 1928; Jefferson Davis: His Rise and Fall, 1929; Robert E. Lee, 1932; Reactionary Essays on Poetry and Ideas, 1936; Reason in Madness, 1941; On the Limits of Poetry: Selected Essays, 1928-1948, 1948; The Hovering Fly, 1949; The Forlorn Demon, 1953; The Man of Letters in the Modern World, 1955; Collected Essays, 1959; Essays of Four Decades, 1969; Memoirs and Opinions, 1926-1974, 1975.

American harvest; twenty years of creative writing in the United States. edited by Allen Tate and John Peale Bishop. NY: L. B. Fischer, 1942. PS536 .T3

Invitation to learning. by Huntington Cairns, Allen Tate and Mark Van Doren. NY: The New Home Library, 1942. PN523 .C3

A southern vanguard. NY: Prentice-Hall, 1947. PS551 .T37

The forlorn demon; didactic and critical essays. Chicago: Regnery, 1953. PN37 .T28 1953a

The man of letters in the modern world; selected essays, 1928-1955. NY: Meridian Books, 1955, 1953. PN37 .T32

Modern verse in English, 1900-1950. Edited by David Cecil and Allen Tate, with critical introductions on British and American poetry, and biographical notes on the poets included. NY: Macmillan, 1958. PR1225 .C4

Collected essays. Denver: A. Swallow, 1959. PN37 .T27

Poems. NY: Scribner, 1960. PS3539.A74 P56

The language of poetry. by Philip Wheelwright and others. Edited by Allen Tate. NY: Russell & Russell, 1960. PN1055 .T35

The house of fiction; an anthology of the short story. with commentary, by Caroline Gordon and Allen Tate. NY: Scribner 1960. PN6014 .G67

Essays of four decades. Chicago: Swallow P, 1968. PS3539.A74 A16

The swimmers, and other selected poems. NY: Scribner, 1971, 1970. PS3539 A74 S9

The literary correspondence of Donald Davidson and Allen Tate. Edited by John Tyree Fain and Thomas Daniel Young. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1974. PS3507 A666 Z554

Memoirs and opinions, 1926-1974. Chicago: Swallow P, 1975. PS3539 A74 Z52

Collected poems, 1919-1976. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1977. PS3539.A74 A17

The poetry reviews of Allen Tate, 1924-1944. edited, with an introduction, by Ashley Brown and Frances Neel Cheney. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1983. PS324 .T25

Cleanth Brooks and Allen Tate: Collected Letters, 1933-1976. Ed. Alphonse Vinh. Columbia, MO: U of Missouri P, 1998.

Collected Poems. Benfey, Christopher. introd. NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Aronoff, Eric. Composing Cultures: Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2013.

Doreski, William. The Years of Our Friendship: Robert Lowell and Allen Tate. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1990.

Dunaway, John M. ed. Exiles and Fugitives: The Letters of Jacques and Raissa Maritain, Allen Tate, and Caroline Gordon. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1992.

Malvasi, Mark G. The unregenerate South: the agrarian thought of John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Donald Davidson. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1997. PS261 .M28

Millichap, Joseph R. A Backward Glance: The Southern Renascence, the Autobiographical Epic, and the Classical Legacy. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2009.

Mitchell, Douglas L. A Disturbing and Alien Memory: Southern Novelists Writing History. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP. 2008.

Montgomery, Marion. John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate: At Odds about the Ends of History and the Mystery of Nature. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003.

Underwood, Thomas A. Allen Tate: Orphan of the South. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2000.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 7: Allen Tate." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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