Search Results: "Robert Penn Warren"


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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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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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Released: July 12, 1971

"A full-dress homage, introduced by three fervent poems by Warren."
A centennial celebration, which like Ellen Moers' excellent Two Dreisers (1969), reaches beyond the vast blunders and dramatic miseries of Dreiser's career (so exhaustively documented by Swanberg in his 1965 biography) to the central tensions in Dreiser's life and work. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 1956

"And he recognizes- as he turns North-a vast sense of relief at escape from responsibility, from the divisiveness that characterizes the Southerner."
Kentucky born poet, novelist, journalist, Pulitzer prize winner, Robert Penn Warren will be listened to as the average Northerner with comparable acceptance would not. Read full book review >

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WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1950

"An unusual and difficult book —oddly dated in style and substance, but an authentic mirroring of the moods and passions of the times."
Short story writer, poet and Pulitzer Prize Award winner with All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren has established his right to speak for his native Kentucky — as well as for his adoptive Louisiana. 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 >

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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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"Even so, one hopes for a shattering finality; one gets measured wisdom."
Robert Penn Warren's fame extends over a three-pronged front. 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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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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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 >