Search Results: "Robert Penn Warren"


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THE CAVE by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 1959

"It is a tale of muted violence, uninhibited in language and raw sex, but absorbing in the subtle play of human emotions."
Here is one of the South's most gifted and versatile writers with a new theme, handled in- for him- a wholly new vein. 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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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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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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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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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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Released: Aug. 31, 1960

"In theory, the juxtaposition of languages and styles is more fruitful than it would seem here where the mixture is not entirely successful."
Robert Penn Warren is a Pulitzer prize winner and a versatile writer in many genres. 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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PROMISES: 1954-1956 by Robert Penn Warren
Released: Aug. 15, 1957

"A few of these poems have appeared in periodicals."
Robert Penn Warren was known as a poet long before he was known as a novelist, but this is the first collection of fugitive verse that has been made for many years. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1977

"Both in the novels and the poems, during a long and exemplary career, he has blended modernism and romanticism, dreams and responsibilities, in a manner that we can now see is distinctly his own."
Robert Penn Warren is a moral realist in his novels and a lyric moralist in his poems. Read full book review >

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ALL THE KING'S MEN by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1946

"But as a novel it provides limited entertainment for largely a male market."
Once again Huey Long has provided the prototype for a novel built around a tycoon in the making. Read full book review >