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Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989)

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Robert Penn Warren, the first Poet Laureate of the United States, was an unusually versatile writer who tried his hand at almost every kind of literature. In all of these forms, he achieved recognition and distinction, but it is as a poet, critic, and novelist that he was most widely known. Writing näytä lisää almost always about his native South, Warren produced 10 novels and a collection of short stories, The Circus in the Attic and Other Stories (1948). By far the most successful of his novels is All the King's Men (1946), the story of a southern politician and demagogue named Willie Stark, which Warren based on the rise and fall of Huey Long. Warren was considered one of the most influential of the New Critics, whose influence on the teaching of literature in American schools and universities during the late 1940s and 1950s could scarcely be overestimated. Because All the King's Men seemed to be the very epitome of what a good work of literature should be in New Critical terms---a complicated but highly readable narrative filled with irony and ambiguity---the novel came to be used widely in courses on modern fiction. It won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Southern Authors Award in 1947. Warren's other novels are disappointing by comparison. Following the success of All the King's Men, however, Warren seemed to turn to more loosely told stories about dramatic and romantic subjects, such as the interracial theme of Band of Angels (1955) or the natural catastrophes that serve as the crisis background for The Cave (1959) and Flood: A Romance of Our Time (1964). Wilderness: A Tale of the Civil War (1961) is an allegory of a man's spiritual quest for truth about himself and the world. Meet Me in the Green Glen (1971), the story of a tragic love affair, seemed to mark a return to the tighter structure and more complex artistry of Warren's earlier novels, but A Place to Come To (1977), his last novel, in which an elderly and renowned scholar who seems to owe much to Warren himself looks back on his family's past in an effort to find the meaning of his life, struck some reviewers as a confused and tired work. Sometime midway through his career as a novelist it is as if Warren stopped thinking of himself as a southern writer in the tradition of William Faulkner and turned instead to Thomas Wolfe for inspiration. Although in retrospect that switch must be regretted, no one can deny the immense influence of Robert Penn Warren on modern letters. Warren's poetry is intellectual, rich in powerful images, and has its roots in the pre-Civil War South. He continued to write impressive poetry almost until the time of his death. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Kaikki kuninkaan miehet (1946) 7,359 kappaletta
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Toimittaja — 684 kappaletta
Understanding Poetry (1938) 368 kappaletta
Jokin tässä elämässä (1977) 334 kappaletta
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce (1983) 328 kappaletta
Remember the Alamo! (1958) 287 kappaletta
World Enough and Time (1950) 273 kappaletta
Band of Angels (1955) 267 kappaletta
New and Selected Poems, 1923-1985 (1976) 191 kappaletta
Wilderness (1961) 169 kappaletta
Flood (1960) 135 kappaletta
The Legacy of the Civil War (1961) 133 kappaletta
Night Rider (1939) 132 kappaletta
Understanding Fiction (1943) 121 kappaletta
The Cave (1959) 113 kappaletta
Selected poems 1923-1975 (1976) 90 kappaletta
An Approach to Literature (1939) 86 kappaletta
At Heaven's Gate (1943) 83 kappaletta
Who Speaks for the Negro? (1965) 70 kappaletta
A Robert Penn Warren Reader (1987) 69 kappaletta
Meet Me in the Green Glen (1971) 65 kappaletta
Being here : poetry (1980) 61 kappaletta
New and Selected Essays (1989) 44 kappaletta
Now and Then: Poems 1976-78 (1978) 40 kappaletta
All the King's Men: A Play (1959) 39 kappaletta
Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965 (1967) — Toimittaja — 35 kappaletta
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) 28 kappaletta
Modern Rhetoric {unspecified} (1958) — Author & Editor — 28 kappaletta
The Scope of Fiction (1960) — Author & Editor — 26 kappaletta
Or Else - Poems 1968-74 (1974) 25 kappaletta
Selected Essays (1958) 24 kappaletta
Audubon, a vision (1969) 24 kappaletta
Portrait Of A Father (1988) 19 kappaletta
Modern Rhetoric {Third Edition} (1977) — Author & Editor — 19 kappaletta
Modern Rhetoric {Fourth Edition} (1979) — Author & Editor — 18 kappaletta
The Essential Melville (1987) 17 kappaletta
Incarnations; poems, 1966-1968 (1968) 13 kappaletta
The Gods of Mount Olympus (1959) 13 kappaletta
Modern Rhetoric {Shorter Edition} (1961) — Author & Editor — 12 kappaletta
Modern Rhetoric {Shorter Third Edition} (1977) — Author & Editor — 12 kappaletta
Promises: Poems 1954-1956 (1957) 12 kappaletta
Stories from six authors (1960) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
A New Southern Harvest (1957) 10 kappaletta
Modern Rhetoric {First Edition} (1949) — Author & Editor — 7 kappaletta
Modern Rhetoric {Second Edition} (1958) — Author & Editor — 6 kappaletta
Eleven Poems on the Same Theme. (1941) 4 kappaletta
Amantha (1959) 3 kappaletta
La Grande Forêt (2017) 3 kappaletta
2007 2 kappaletta
The Ballad of Billie Potts (2017) 2 kappaletta
Blackberry Winter (1946) 2 kappaletta
BAND OF ANGELS (1955) 1 kappale
Coro de angeles 1 kappale
Christmas Gift 1 kappale
Six poems 1 kappale
La caverne 1 kappale
Det store bedrag 1 kappale
Vsia korolevskaia rat' (2017) 1 kappale
“Audubon” 1 kappale
Thirty-six poems 1 kappale
Two Poems 1 kappale

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Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Avustaja, eräät painokset404 kappaletta
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American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Avustaja — 164 kappaletta
The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work (2010) — Avustaja — 142 kappaletta
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Avustaja — 130 kappaletta
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 121 kappaletta
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1944) — Avustaja — 98 kappaletta
The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon (1981) — Johdanto, eräät painokset82 kappaletta
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 79 kappaletta
All the King's Men [1949 film] (1949) — Novel — 70 kappaletta
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta
Selected Poems of Herman Melville: A Reader’s Edition (1970) — Toimittaja — 52 kappaletta
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Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Partisan Review (1998) — Avustaja, eräät painokset37 kappaletta
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
The Sun Also Rises / A Farewell to Arms / The Old Man and the Sea (1962) — Johdanto, eräät painokset32 kappaletta
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Selected Poems of Herman Melville (1991) — Toimittaja — 24 kappaletta
Praising It New: The Best of the New Criticism (2008) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
A Roman Collection: Stories, Poems, and Other Good Pieces (1980) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Writer to Writer: Readings on the Craft of Writing (1966) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Perspectives on poetry (1968) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Various Temptations (1948) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Selected Poems (1963) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset5 kappaletta
A Long Fourth and Other Stories (1948) — Johdanto, eräät painokset4 kappaletta
Robert Penn Warren's Brother to Dragons: A Discussion (1983) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Muut nimet
Уоррен, Роберт Пенн
Willis Cemetery, Stratton, Vermont, USA
Guthrie, Kentucky, USA
Stratton, Vermont, USA
Guthrie, Kentucky, USA
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Stratton, Vermont, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Vanderbilt University (BA | 1925)
University of California, Berkeley ( [1926])
Yale University (1928)
Oxford University ( [1930])
Citizens Military Training Corp, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Clarksville High School, Clarksville, Tennessee (näytä kaikki 7)
Guthrie School
short-story writer
literary critic
editor (näytä kaikki 8)
Clark, Eleanor (echtg.)
Warren, Rosanna (dochter)
Brooks, Cleanth (vriend)
Lytle, Andrew (vriend)
Taylor, Peter Hillsman (vriend)
Erskine, Albert (vriend) (näytä kaikki 10)
Davidson, Donald (leraar)
Jarrell, Randall (leerling)
Mims, Edwin (leraar)
Warren, Noah (kleinzoon)
The Fugitives
The Agrarians
Fellowship of Southern Writers (charter member)
American Academy of Poets ( [1950])
American Academy of Poets ( [1972])
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1959) (näytä kaikki 12)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1975)
American Philosophical Society (1952)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1950)
Century Association (1958)
Modern Language Association
The Southern Review (co-founder ∙ editor-in-chief)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1944-1945)
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1986-1987)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1980)
Bollingen Prize (1967)
Jefferson Lecture (1974)
Gold Medal for Poetry ( [1985]) (näytä kaikki 27)
Emerson-Thoreau Medal (1975)
Distinguished Alumnus Award ( [1950])
National Arts Foundation Award (1968)
National Medal of Arts (1987)
National Medal of Literature (1970)
Founder's Medalist (1925)
Award for Distinction in Literature ( [1973])
Ten Best Teachers Award ( [1972])
Creative Arts Award ( [1984])
Shelley Memorial Award (1943)
MacArthur Prize (1981)
Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr., Award ( [1977])
Phi Beta Kappa (1925)
Rhodes Scholar (1928-1930)
Guggenheim Fellowship
Warren-Brooks Award
Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction
Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities (Vanderbilt University)
English Committee of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College (1967-68)
U.S. Naval Academy (declined due to injury)
Only poet to have served twice as U.S. Poet Laureate
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Robert Penn Warren is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. He served twice as Poet Laureate of the United States.



Truly a masterpiece... Plot, characters, . language. A book truly worthy of the Pulitzer . Still relevant in the21st century.
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Chrissylou62 | 128 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 11, 2024 |
This is literature of the finest sort, spoiled by a lack of editing. The book could have been half as long and twice as good.
One of the strengths of the book is its portrayal of minor characters and the squalor they inhabit. The jailer Munn Short, for example, tells a story which has no bearing on the novel but which lingers as a tour de force. Another strength is Warren's descriptions of landscape and nature, which are infused with his deep knowledge and appreciation. However - the book is somewhat spoiled by Warren's insistence on portraying Jeremiah Beaumont's inner thoughts, his prevarications, his tortured musings, his diary entries -- all in the name of showing Beaumont to be a man of ideas, and these ideas would prove to be incompatible with the world "made flesh". The last 150 pages were a real drag. In fact, I found myself searching to find a Reader's Digest Condensed version of the book, to no avail, but if ever a book could be made shorter (and better) this is the one. I still praise this book highly, but I was disappointed by all the telling, which overtook the showing. Show, don't tell.… (lisätietoja)
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downstreamer | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 16, 2024 |
This is a book from my bucket list.

It's always a bit mind-boggling to read a book from a hundred years ago and recognize that nothing has really changed except fashion. It happened when I read [b:Arrowsmith|11389|Arrowsmith|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1328006651l/11389._SY75_.jpg|1446230] and realized that nothing has changed in the world of pharmaceuticals and physicians. All the King's Men lays out the idea that power and money is central to politics, and corrupts all politicians, no matter humble and full of good will they are in the beginning. Human nature doesn't change one bit. It's incredibly depressing.… (lisätietoja)
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rabbit-stew | 128 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 31, 2023 |
This is impressive, and it's clear why it won the Pulitzer for fiction. The prose flows beautifully, and the banter and schemes and relationships are captivating and infuriating
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KallieGrace | 128 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 29, 2023 |


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