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
Offline Bibliography of Further Contemporary
Research and Reading
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
Poet Laureate of the United States, 1986-87
Modern Library Top 100 Novel
U.S. Commemorative 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"