Books: Bell's Shackle

FISH ON THE STEEPLE—Ed Bell— Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50). In late years attentive observers have noted two contrasting literary movements developing in such centres of native culture as Knoxville, Sewanee, and the hills of Tennessee. Most widely publicized of these has been the new agrarian group led by Poets Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, Robert Penn Warren, who condemn modern industrialized society, advocate a social order based on small farms, celebrate the forlorn gallantry of the pre-Civil War South. Although they preach the urgent necessity of living close to the soil,...

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