Selected Essays and Other Writings of John Donald Wade

Edited by Donald Davidson


“The vision of a world rapidly disintegrating because man no longer believes ‘history and ancient fables have anything to do with the present’ is as relevant today as it was thirty years ago. But now that the opportunity has passed, and one can only hope that this well-edited, attractively presented book will assist in giving Wade the public recognition he so amply deserves.”
—Thomas Daniel Young


This collection of articles, essays, and poems offers a survey of the work of the Agrarian writer John Donald Wade (1892–1963), who contributed to I’ll Take My Stand. In his introduction Donald Davidson analyzes Wade’s method and technique of writing, devoting particular attention to his biographies, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet and John Wesley; his historical narrative “The Life and Death of Cousin Lucius;” and his story “The Dugonne Bust.” A brief biographical sketch outline’s Wade’s academic career and his founding of The Georgia Review.

Page count: 250 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9


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Donald Davidson (1893–1968) was an English professor at Vanderbilt until his retirement in 1964. As a critic, poet, and essayist he was a leader in the Agrarian movement and an integral contributor to I’ll Take My Stand.