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    I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams,

    “I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.”

    — Allen Tate

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    So the poet, who wants to be

    “So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.”

    — Allen Tate

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    I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams,

    “I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.”

    — Allen Tate

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    How does one happen to write a

    “How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.”

    — Allen Tate

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    Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be

    “Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history.”

    — Allen Tate

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    Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts

    “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.”

    — Allen Tate

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    Religion is the sole technique for the

    “Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.”

    — Allen Tate

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    A poem may be an instance of

    “A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all.”

    — Allen Tate

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