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2005

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Contents (Volume 6), Robert Penn Warren Studies Dec 2005

Contents (Volume 6), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Contents (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2005

Contents (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Editors' Forward (Volume 5), William Bedford Clark, James A. Grimshaw Jan 2005

Editors' Forward (Volume 5), William Bedford Clark, James A. Grimshaw

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Places: A Memoir, Rosanna Warren Jan 2005

Places: A Memoir, Rosanna Warren

Robert Penn Warren Studies

The daughter of Robert Penn Warren and Eleanor Clark recalls a series of moving images and moments and, as a noted poet in her own right, offers a unique perspective on her father’s verse.


Memories Of Warren, Charles East Jan 2005

Memories Of Warren, Charles East

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A distinguished editor and Southern man-of-letters recalls his early discovery of Robert Penn Warren, his first meeting with the poet-novelist, and his later attempts to persuade Warren to publish his verse play Proud Flesh, forerunner of the prize-winning novel All the King’s Men.


A Conversation With Lewis P. Simpson, William Bedford Clark, James A. Grimshaw Jr. Jan 2005

A Conversation With Lewis P. Simpson, William Bedford Clark, James A. Grimshaw Jr.

Robert Penn Warren Studies

The co-editors of this journal interview Professor Simpson on a wide range of issues pertaining toWarren, his place in the American canon, and the present state of literature in the academy and the culture at large.


Divorcing Robert Penn Warren From The South, Paul Murphy Jan 2005

Divorcing Robert Penn Warren From The South, Paul Murphy

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The author considersWarren’s place in American intellectual history, which is at present problematic. He argues thatWarrenmust be seen as more than a “Southerner.” Though he dealt with Southern materials and saw himself as an uprooted exile and wanderer,Warrenemerged from a modernist ethos and went on to write in an existentialist idiom. His career was played out on a world stage.


Understanding Whittier; Or, Warren In The Aftermath Of Modernism, Mark Royden Winchell Jan 2005

Understanding Whittier; Or, Warren In The Aftermath Of Modernism, Mark Royden Winchell

Robert Penn Warren Studies

Although the textbooks he edited with Cleanth Brooks virtually defined the New Criticism,Warren’s critical essays moved beyond close reading and frequently challenged the standards of high modernism when it came to assessing literary excellence. This was particularly true during the last three decades of his life, when his poetry also reflected a turn from strict modernism. His discovery ofWhittier’s poetry in the 1970s revealed new depth and unsuspected complexity in the work of that “fireside sentimentalist” and demonstrates how farWarrenwas prepared to go in fashioning a “newer” criticism.


Purity, Panic, And Pasiphaë In Brother To Dragons, John Burt Jan 2005

Purity, Panic, And Pasiphaë In Brother To Dragons, John Burt

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Brother to Dragons is a poem that turns chiefly upon guilt over racism and slavery, but many of its most intense passages concern sexual guilt. The poem returns obsessively to the subject of sex because sex provides it with a way of thinking about how the highest and lowest aspect of human nature are inextricably bound together in it. The inextricable duality of love is a model for a similar inextricable duality the poem discusses in political idealism. The way the desire for purity shades into sadism is a model for the ways efforts to purify the political world also ...


About The Circle (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2005

About The Circle (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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About The Birthplace (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2005

About The Birthplace (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Title Page (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2005

Title Page (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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A Son Remembers, Gabriel Warren Jan 2005

A Son Remembers, Gabriel Warren

Robert Penn Warren Studies

The Warrens’ son, a sculptor with a keen eye for natural forms, recalls the important role of place in his family’s life and shares a sequence of evocative photos.

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Questions Of Swimming, 1935, Peter Davison Jan 2005

Questions Of Swimming, 1935, Peter Davison

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In an eloquent meditative lyric, one of our leading poets pays tribute to a friend and mentor he knew from childhood.


Robert Penn Warren And The South, Lewis P. Simpson Jan 2005

Robert Penn Warren And The South, Lewis P. Simpson

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One of the most acclaimed students of the Southern mind, a critic and editor who came to know Warren well and earned his deep respect, revisits the importance of region and identity in the author’s life and work.


Robert Penn Warren, Cleanth Brooks, And The Southern Literary Tradition, Joseph Blotner Jan 2005

Robert Penn Warren, Cleanth Brooks, And The Southern Literary Tradition, Joseph Blotner

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The illustrious biographer of Faulkner and Warren provides an overview of the role the Southern tradition in American letters played in the making of Warren and Brooks, both of whom he knew as friends as well as subjects of professional interest.


The Robert Penn Warren Collection At Emory University: A Personal Account, Richard Schuchard Jan 2005

The Robert Penn Warren Collection At Emory University: A Personal Account, Richard Schuchard

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The Special Collections division of the Emory library is home to a vast array of materials of remarkable value to the study of Robert Penn Warren, and this account provides a useful running guide to those extensive holdings.


Warren’S Willie Talos: Reflections On The Name, Harold L. Weatherby Jan 2005

Warren’S Willie Talos: Reflections On The Name, Harold L. Weatherby

Robert Penn Warren Studies

In choosing Willie Talos as the original name for his strongman governor in All the King’s Men,Warrenwas explicitly drawing upon Edmund Spenser, but his allusion to the Faerie Queene remains puzzling. Spenser’s “robotic” character would seem to have more in common with a dehumanized figure in the novel like Sugar Boy, who is often presented in mechanistic imagery.Warren’s ultimate decision to change Willie’s name from Talos to Stark seems a wise one.


R. P. Blackmur And Randall Jarrell On Literary Magazines: An Exchange, Stephen Burt Jan 2005

R. P. Blackmur And Randall Jarrell On Literary Magazines: An Exchange, Stephen Burt

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Letters between Warren’s acquaintance Blackmur and his close friend and onetime protégé Jarrell on the state of American literary magazines enrich our sense of the literary milieu in which the three worked.


About The Center (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies Jan 2005

About The Center (Volume 5), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

No abstract provided.