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Robert Penn Warren
All the King's Men
Criticism




          Penn Warren Studying                                                                                                                                                           
       

                                   Literary & Film Criticism

            

Warren's Work Itself a Critique of Society


          Warren's Fiction Based on Fact


          Power Struggle Became Inspiration of Novel


          Characters in Moral Position of Power


        Corruption In Politics of the Novel


 
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Offline Bibliography of Further Contemporary
Research and Reading 

 

          Penn Warren at Desk

     

                       Self-Reflection & the "New Criticism"


          Poet Vision Webcast (interview by R. W. B. Lewis, 1988)


         
Spirituality: Mature Vision as a Metaphor of Life


          Warren on Warren


          Robert Penn Warren and the History of Criticism


          New Criticism Explained


         

Critical Awards & Commemorations
         
             
          Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, 1947



          Warren-Brooks Award


            Poet Laureate of the United States, 1986-87


         Modern Library Top 100 Novel


         U.S. Commemorative Stamp
                                                                                                  
  Pulitzer Prze

  RPW stamp                                                                    

Let us ask, first, why we read literature at all. Ultimately, we read it because it gives us
an image of  the human soul confronting its fate.

—Robert Penn Warren

"The Use of the Past"



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