Search Results: "Robert Penn Warren"


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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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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 >

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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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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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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: May 27, 1965

"This montage portrait of a revolution in process has a cumulative effect."
In 1929-30, Robert Penn Warren wrote from England an essay on the Negro in the South which he recalls as "a cogent and humane defense of segregation." Read full book review >

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Released: July 12, 1980

"Nor are there a dozen lines that pose cosmic questions about private destiny with as grand a flourish as the opening paragraph of his period novel, World Enough and Time (1950)."
This latest collection of Robert Penn Warren's poems give more evidence of his deficiencies—his affection for abstractions, like God, Truth, and Time, and his passion for the rhetorical question—than of his strengths. 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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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 >