Allen Tate

Allen Tate

The American critic, poet, novelist and educator
So face with calm that heritage
And earn contempt before the age.More Allen Tate quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Among friends one has the privilege of saying nothing; the civility consists in the assumption that one's silence will be civilly understood. I can imagine a small gathering of friends who say nothing all evening: they recoil from saying anything that the others don't want to hear; and their silence would be the subtlest courtesy.More Allen Tate quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's sake if we take the phrase seriously, and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written in England forty years ago.More Allen Tate quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But in our age the appeal to authority is weak, and I am of my age.More Allen Tate quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts that cannot be logically resolved: we can state the conflicts rationally, but reason does not relieve us of them.More Allen Tate quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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