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Editor’S Foreword: The Need For “Deep Engagement”: Robert Penn Warren, Malcolm X, And Ta-Nehisi Coates, Mark D. Miller Jan 2016

Editor’S Foreword: The Need For “Deep Engagement”: Robert Penn Warren, Malcolm X, And Ta-Nehisi Coates, Mark D. Miller

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When Is An Agrarian Not An Agrarian? A Reading Of Robert Penn Warren’S “The Briar Patch”, Clare Byrne Jan 2016

When Is An Agrarian Not An Agrarian? A Reading Of Robert Penn Warren’S “The Briar Patch”, Clare Byrne

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“That Paradox Of Unjoyful Joyousness” Or Pure And Impure History: Retrospection And The Past In Robert Penn Warren’S A Place To Come To, Noah Simon Jampol Jan 2016

“That Paradox Of Unjoyful Joyousness” Or Pure And Impure History: Retrospection And The Past In Robert Penn Warren’S A Place To Come To, Noah Simon Jampol

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Robert Penn Warren And Photography, Joseph Millichap Jan 2012

Robert Penn Warren And Photography, Joseph Millichap

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Robert Penn Warren’s career and canon demonstrate his more than casual interest in photography, much like those of several contemporaries in the Southern Renaissance. Warren’s 1972 essay about photographer Walker Evans recalls how photographs in the 1930s opened the emerging writer’s imagination to the power inherent in any art form to revise commonplace perceptions of social and subjective reality. Evans and many other photographers thus influenced Warren in his use of photographic tropes for an artistic transformation of the visual art of photography into the verbal art of literature. My close readings of recreated photographs in several ...


Dedication Page (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2012

Dedication Page (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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A Critical Look At Robert Penn Warren’S New (And Old) Criticism On Satire, Michael Sobiech Jan 2012

A Critical Look At Robert Penn Warren’S New (And Old) Criticism On Satire, Michael Sobiech

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Although a father of New Criticism, Warren did not always restrict his analysis of a text to the text itself. In his work with John Marston’s satires, Warren appears to go against what will become key attributes of New Critical theory. This essay explores Warren’s work with Marston’s satires, in particular examining his historicizing of the text, arguing for a more complicated view of Warren’s New Criticism.


Title Page (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Circle Jan 2012

Title Page (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Circle

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Contents (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2012

Contents (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Editor’S Foreword (Volume 9), Mark D. Miller Jan 2012

Editor’S Foreword (Volume 9), Mark D. Miller

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Robert Penn Warren’S Emblematic Imagination In All The King’S Men, Thomas J. Derrick Jan 2012

Robert Penn Warren’S Emblematic Imagination In All The King’S Men, Thomas J. Derrick

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Robert Penn Warren’s use of a static image with an explanatory motto has not been traced to its roots in Renaissance emblems. Warren’s coy responses to interviewers about the historical basis of the Huey Long story were balanced by admissions of the literary influence of Elizabethan and Italian culture. Realistic and imaginative events provided material for the author’s deep and slowly developed technique of a dynamic relationship between image and idea. Three phases of development are noticed in Warren’s fiction. His preliminary experiment was seen in the 1943 novel, At Heaven’s Gate; his intermediate development ...


Twilight Of The Boss: All The King’S Men And Norse Mythology, Leverett Butts Jan 2012

Twilight Of The Boss: All The King’S Men And Norse Mythology, Leverett Butts

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This essay explores the deep connections between Warren’s third novel and Norse mythology, particularly the Ragnarok myth. By comparing characters, settings, and events in the novel with various figures from Norse mythology, as well as Richard Wagner’s operatic interpretation of the Ragnarok myth Ring of the Nibelung, this paper contends that Warren employs Norse myths that mirror his own themes of balance and acceptance that run throughout his novel.


The Windhover And Evening Hawk Shudder In Sync: Gerard Manley Hopkins And Robert Penn Warren, D.A. Carpenter Jan 2012

The Windhover And Evening Hawk Shudder In Sync: Gerard Manley Hopkins And Robert Penn Warren, D.A. Carpenter

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The author traces the philosophical and poetic similarities between Robert Penn Warren and Gerard Manley Hopkins. In doing so, he addresses the meditative process that Warren and Hopkins use in their work in order to demonstrate human connectedness to each other and nature in the form of what could be called a mystic unity. Integral to this meditative process is Hopkins’ idiosyncratic concepts of “inscape” and “instress,” which are defined and explored by the author while demonstrating how Warren’s work is in dialogue with these concepts, particularly in his 1968 collection of poems, Incarnations.


“Always The Truth, And Always The Lie”: Language As Symbol In Brother To Dragons, Allison Vanouse Jan 2012

“Always The Truth, And Always The Lie”: Language As Symbol In Brother To Dragons, Allison Vanouse

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Robert Penn Warren, in an introductory note to Brother to Dragons, writes that the poem is not ruled by action, but by its characters’ “inner urgencies ... the urgencies of argument.” He seems to be addressing something about the agency of language. In addressing the intoxicating puissance of argument itself, Warren activates a strange and uneasy space between words and the truths they try to describe. It is by navigating this space that he draws parallels between the voice of Thomas Jefferson — struggling with the unfulfilled legacy of his political writings — and the troubled role of the poet himself.


Confessions Of A Footnoter, Paula Newman Miner, James A. Perkins Jan 2012

Confessions Of A Footnoter, Paula Newman Miner, James A. Perkins

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In his “confessions,” the Footnoter, one of the three editors of the Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren, shares trade secrets, spins tales, and recounts anecdotes of success and failure in his attempts to bring understanding to metonymy, synecdoche, allusion, and suggestion as well as to identify individuals mentioned in the letters of Robert Penn Warren, particularly his attempt to discover the identity of the very skillful and amusing writer Paula Newman Miner and her attempt to remain an enigma wrapped in fog living quietly on Cape Cod with her husband and her Loenbergers.


Notes On Contributors (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2012

Notes On Contributors (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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About The Center (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2012

About The Center (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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About The Advisory Group To The Center (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2012

About The Advisory Group To The Center (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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About The Circle (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2012

About The Circle (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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About The Birthplace (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2012

About The Birthplace (Volume 9), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Rpw Birthplace: Where It All Began, Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2012

Rpw Birthplace: Where It All Began, Robert Penn Warren Studies

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“Reckoning” With America’S Past: Robert Penn Warren’S Later Poetry, Joan Romano Shifflett Dec 2011

“Reckoning” With America’S Past: Robert Penn Warren’S Later Poetry, Joan Romano Shifflett

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Robert Penn Warren’s later poetry, specifically Rumor Verified and Altitudes and Extensions, deserves closer critical attention to the function served by the American past. Whether it is facing the bloody reality of westward expansion or acknowledging the alienation and dehumanization that results from the Industrial Revolution, Warren’s poems suggest a method of self-reflection that yields a fuller sense of American identity and, consequently, an awareness and knowledge of how to live in this modern world. A close study of the poetic techniques in “Going West” serves as a model for how Warren uses historical backdrops to employ his ...


Brooks And Warren In Heaven: A Short Story With Endnotes, James A. Perkins Jan 2008

Brooks And Warren In Heaven: A Short Story With Endnotes, James A. Perkins

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A personal and professional friendship “made in heaven” continues there. What passions persist? How do these two old friends pass the timelessness? And how do you cite a visit to heaven?


Recreating Faulkner: Cleanth Brooks’ Use Of Faulkner As New Critical Exemplar, Dana W. Mcmichael Jan 2008

Recreating Faulkner: Cleanth Brooks’ Use Of Faulkner As New Critical Exemplar, Dana W. Mcmichael

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Cleanth Brooks’ emphasis on textual structure helped move Faulkner criticism in new directions. Though early reviews and critical treatments of William Faulkner’s works frequently speculated on his literary intentions, combed his words for various ideologies, or sought a Jamesian realism, Brooks’ earliest studies of Faulkner insisted that his novels and stories be appreciated for their mastery of form. Although Brooks’ later studies have received much of the attention they deserve, his earliest essays on Faulkner have been largely neglected. Cumulatively, Brooks’ many articles and book-length studies of Faulkner’s fiction seek to repackage him as a Modernist writer whose ...


About The Advisory Group To The Center (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2008

About The Advisory Group To The Center (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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About The Circle (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2008

About The Circle (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Where It All Began (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2008

Where It All Began (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Contents (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2008

Contents (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Dedication Page (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2008

Dedication Page (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Editor’S Foreword (Volume 8), Mark D. Miller Jan 2008

Editor’S Foreword (Volume 8), Mark D. Miller

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Title Page (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2008

Title Page (Volume 8), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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