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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Released: Sept. 5, 1979

"Let Lilburne speak'), Warren has done well in this new version; the marriage of narrative and decreased poetic assertion produces a strong work."
Warren's novels, with one or two exceptions, are terrible; his early poetry, though estimable for its linguistic ripeness and its heart and its astonished American innocence, was often a clustering mess of eloquence. Read full book review >

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AUDUBON by Robert Penn Warren
Released: Nov. 12, 1969

"But this is nonetheless a poem of pristine breadth and power."
A long poem, based on Warren's vision of Audubon, a poem of "great distance and stars." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 12, 1968

"Warren still writes with great assurance, but 'Night Is Personal' is the sole poem one can unreservedly admire."
Robert Penn Warren has always been wedded to history, both in his novels and poems. Read full book review >

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GODS OF MOUNT OLYMPUS by Robert Penn Warren
Released: June 15, 1959

"With this as a basis of understanding of the classic myths-a heritage fundamental to understanding the literature of the West, Warren has performed signal service, an invaluable aid to grounding student understanding of all literature."
The Greek myth of creation, the genealogy of the gods, are given new vitality in Warren's handling. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS IN THE ATTIC by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 1947

"The twelve short stories are sketches, character bits, impressions, community cross sectioning, — stories that have been published over seventeen years by the Pulitzer Prize winner, author of All The King's Men."
Kentucky and Tennessee provide the background for most of the fourteen stories that make up this collection — a sort of between the wars Winesburg, Ohio — or perhaps even closer in the types of characters and situations to a prose Spoon River Anthology. Read full book review >

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A SOUTHERN HARVEST by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 1937

"Others represented are Jesse Stuart, Faulkner, Caroline Gordon, Katherine Anne Porter, etc. Throughout there is a strong tendency towards self-scrutiny, self-definition through close observation, with a sacrifice of drama to analysis — but there is skill and poetry in the telling."
A collection of short stories by the foremost southern writers of today, which provides not only excellent reading but also a many-faceted picture of the South. 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 >