Search Results: "Robert Penn Warren"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Still, Blotner has done a great deal of research and deployed it subtly, and we should welcome any biography that looks beyond the colossus of Faulkner to remind us of the South's enormous modern literary vitality. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but occasionally opaque biography of the Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and novelist. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"Useful for scholars and for admirers of Warren's work who are very familiar with the author's life and career. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Ten years of essentially unrevealing letters from a formative period of the poet and novelist best known for All the King's Men and as the first Poet Laureate of the United States. Read full book review >

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NEW AND SELECTED ESSAYS by Robert Penn Warren
Released: March 29, 1989

"Just great, old-fashioned musing by a brilliant man."
Elegantly written—and elegantly imagined—critical essays on literature and the love it breeds; by the octogtenarian American poet laureate. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 12, 1981

"At its best, dark and moving work."
Increasingly prolific with age, Robert Penn Warren—poet, novelist, gut-historian—here regards mortality with his familiar passionate eloquence, and a new ferocity. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1964

"The symbolic characters are all familiar, and the hero's search for the life of the heart brittle, but Mr. P.W. can write up a storm."
Again Mr. Penn Warren has his way with a Southern town — from the forlorn green with the statue of the Confederate soldier to the sightless shop fronts- but in this case the characters are lyric shadows from other Warren main streets, and the rotagonist is a half-realized remnant of the artist's ruminations. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER THE ALAMO! by Robert Penn Warren
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 1958

"Boys and girls with any appetite for historical information will endorse this."
This factual account of the Battle of the Alamo brings more vigorous personalities to life and effects more dramatic contrasts than many of its fictional competitors. Read full book review >

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BAND OF ANGELS by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 1955

"As September Literary Guild selection, many of the hurdles will be taken."
Warren, Pulitzer prize winner, erratic genius, poet, philosopher, novelist, short story writer, has written a provocative, at times brilliant book, which attacks from a different angle, the always moot subject of miscegenation and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1978

"It is also for those who think poetry boring or 'difficult,' because its impact is immediate, to be felt as well as pondered."
This small book is a showcase for the many varieties of Robert Penn Warren's talent, proving not only that the talent is still very much alive, but that the man using it is the same man. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 1974

"An uneven work by a distinguished man of letters, better known for his achievements in other genres."
Conceived, perhaps, as a single long poem, yet all these sections really have in common is time and the American poet who voices them — nay, narrates them — nay, declaims them. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1961

"Here-as only Robert Penn Warren could do it- is another aspect of the Civil War."
If this 'novel' had been written in verse form it would have been easier to assess, for the prose virtually scans, the images come crystal clear, the concepts have the almost fragile quality of poetic imagery. Read full book review >

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AT HEAVEN'S GATE by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 1943

"Narsh, dynamic, convincing, but certainly not pleasant reading nor a book for a wide popular sale."
There's brilliance here, power too, in a novel of the South in the late '80's which is sometimes scathing, sometimes militant, consistently incisive — and which — with a hard precision, presents a group of people in conflict. Read full book review >

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NIGHT RIDER by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 1939

"It is over-long, but has many passages of exceptional writing."
Here's a book that may prove important from the angle of critical acclaim but that will scarcely class as popular in its appeal. Read full book review >