Lytle, Andrew Nelson



  • Existence: 26 December 1902 - 12 December 1995


A member of the Agrarian group, Andrew Nelson Lytle was an author, educator, editor, and critic. He received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 1925. After a foray into playwriting and acting, he moved into the field of biography and fiction. He contributed an essay to the ground-breaking volume I’ll Take My Stand, and was the only member of the Agrarian group to actually support himself by farming while he wrote his novels. He served as professor of history at the University of the South and also worked as editor of the Sewanee Review for twelve years.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Fugitive and Agrarian Collection

Identifier: MSS.0160

This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920’s when the Fugitive poet group was formed and the resulting poems, manuscripts, and correspondence. In addition there are a few items, mostly articles, that concern the Agrarian group.

Dates: 1922 - 1979

Andrew Nelson Lytle Papers

Identifier: MSS.0267

The Papers of Andrew Nelson Lytle (1902-1995), author, educator, editor, critic and Vanderbilt University alumnus (B.A. 1925), were acquired from Mr. Lytle in three segments. Lytle was a member of the Agrarian literary movement and was close colleagues with Robert Penn Warren, John Crowe Ransom, and Allen Tate.

Dates: Inclusive: 1873-1988; Bulk: 1920-1960

Andrew Nelson Lytle Papers - A Wake for the Living

Identifier: MSS.0600

The collection includes the original manuscript typescript of Lytle's book A Wake for the Living, with galleys corrected by the author. The book is a chronicle of the Lytle family from the pre-revolutionary era to his generation.

Dates: 1975

Additional filters:

Agrarians (Group of writers) 2
Literature 2
Education 1
Fugitives (Group) 1
Southern States--Culture 1


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