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Robert M. Buffington
University of Colorado, Boulder (Boulder, CO 80302-7046)

Authorized Biography of Allen Tate

To do a biography of Allen Tate (b.1899), based on interviews of Tate and living friends, family, and associates and upon unpublished papers and letters at Princeton, Yale, Vanderbilt, Columbia, Sewanee, and Victoria. Tate has been the subject of brief critical biography, but not of a complete life. Tate has been viewed as one of the three most important American men of letters in this century. He is also credited with being "the most important force in shaping the history of critical review in the United States."

Project fields:
American Literature

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 1/31/1979