January 1, 1949

For a Second Look

By R. P. Blackmur

I should like to begin by asking you to re-read Mr. Tate’s first paragraph, which I have been privileged to see, partly because what is said there is just to […]

January 1, 1949

A Note on Autotelism

By Allen Tate

Without The Kenyon Review in the past ten years I doubt that we should have the New Criticism; for it was Mr. Ransom who created its myth by giving it […]

January 1, 1949

New vs. Ordealist

By Richard Chase

If Mr. Ransom is right in saying that just now the New Criticism is being underestimated or sold short, it is time to see that this may be caused by […]