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According to one source, Crowe was a raging male chauvinist who believed women weren't equal to men in the brains department. He had the nerve to insult Edna St. Vincent Millay. (Source.)


Many critics detected a suspicious link between loving the Old South—as Ransom and the Southern Agrarians did—and nostalgia for racism. (Source.)


Ransom's favorite student, Robert Penn Warren, wrote a critique of cultural elitism that many people interpret as rejection of many of Ransom's ideas about the grand Old South. (Source.)


Much of Ransom's poetry struggled with gender identity, specifically the relations between men and women. And this was, like, way before Judith Butler came along. (Source.)