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According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.

 
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Allen Tate
Allen Tate
  • Born: November 19, 1899
  • Died: February 9, 1979
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet

John Orley Allen Tate, known professionally as Allen Tate, was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate from 1943 to 1944.

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