2 about John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom by John Stewart
Copyright 1962
Checked out 3 times in 43 years
Last checked out 24 years ago
AND
The Poetry of John Crowe Ranson by Miller Williams
Copyright 1972
Checked out 4 times in 36 years
Last checked out 22 years ago

As with other books of criticism, there isn’t much point in having one if the poet isn’t represented on the shelves. The only exception to that is if the poet is well represented in anthologies. This is no longer the case with John Crowe Ransom. There’s little in casual or assigned reading to cue a reader to look into him. The library has no collections of his poetry so there is no reason to have this book on the shelves. Let these go.

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