Facts about John C. Ransom

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John C. Ransom is a famous author, he/she is 120 years old and still alive, born .

Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by John.

Famous quotes by John C. Ransom (13)


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"When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble"
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"Too much is demanded by the critic, attempted by the poet"
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"The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism - how should poetry escape?"
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"He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose, in which event he may be sure that the result will not fall into any objective form"
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"And yet what is Modernism? It is undefined"
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"Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense - very far in excess of one-half of one per cent - into their otherwise sober documents"
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"For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances, until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of logic that plays havoc with the other faculties"
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"But we moderns are impatient and destructive"
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"And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions? Its position is perfectly precarious"
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"Now between the meanings of words and their sounds there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident; and it is therefore miraculous, to the mystic, when words which make sense can also make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes"
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"Their free verse was no form at all, yet it made history"
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"Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise, but he will be disappointed in its content. The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast"
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"It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things"


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