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Long recognized as one of America’s foremost men of letters, Robert Penn Warren continues to dazzle us with his many-sided genius. In the haunting images of his poetry, the narrative power of his fiction, the revealing insights of his essays, we find literary achievement of the highest order.

Warren’s writing has merited the close attention of literary critics. In this book Neil Nakadate brings together the most important critical essays, including a new essay written for this volume, to give a comprehensive view of the range of Warren’s work. A list of Warren’s published works, 1929-1980, and a useful checklist of critical works on Warren’s writing supplement this rich and balanced collection of essays.

Contributors: A.L. Clements, Chester E. Eisinger, Norton R. Girault, Robert B. Heilman, H.P. Heseltine, James H. Justus, Richard Law, Frederick P.W. McDowell, Neil Nakadate, Ladell Payne, M. Bernetta Quinn, John Crowe Ransom, Victor Strandberg, Walter Sullivan, William Tjenos, Simone Vauthier, and Robert Penn Warren

Neil Nakadate teaches English at Iowa State University.

"Useful and engaging."—Sewanee Review

"A magnificent collection not only as a tribute to Warren, but also as a significant statement of literary trends today. . . . Really invaluable to present and future Warren readers."—Liberal and Fine Arts Review

Publication Date

1981

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813114255

eISBN

9780813157023

Keywords

Robert Penn Warren, American literature

Disciplines

Literature in English, North America

Robert Penn Warren: Critical Perspectives
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