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The Resource Robert Penn Warren : a biography, Joseph Blotner

Robert Penn Warren : a biography, Joseph Blotner

Label
Robert Penn Warren : a biography
Title
Robert Penn Warren
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Blotner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Penn Warren published ten novels, sixteen volumes of poetry, a book of short stories, two selections of critical essays, a biography, three historical essays, a critical book on Dreiser, a study of Melville, and two studies of race relations in America. In addition, he had an active career as an editor and as a professor of English in America's foremost universities. With All the King's Men, he was awarded his first Pulitzer Prize. Two more Pulitzers followed (for poetry), and he won, as well, virtually all the other major awards for American writers. For almost six decades he was a dominant, influential, and much-loved author. This remarkable career is fully examined for the first time in Joseph Blotner's authoritative biography, in which Red Warren's life turns out to be far more interesting than most of us knew. It is a life that reflects the main currents of twentieth-century American literary activity, a life enhanced by important friendships with Allen Tate, Katherine Anne Porter, Andrew Lytle, Eudora Welty, T.S. Eliot, Cleanth Brooks, Albert Erskine - one of the great American editors - and many others
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blotner, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.A748
LC item number
Z59 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English teachers
  • Critics
  • Authors, American
  • Warren, Robert Penn
  • Biographie
Label
Robert Penn Warren : a biography, Joseph Blotner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Childhood and boyhood -- The parents -- Childhood -- Growing years -- Humiliation, ambition, and despair -- College boy -- One of the group -- de profundis -- Part II: Graduate school -- The California experience -- New York and New Haven -- The Southerner at Oxford -- Contracts - secret and otherwise -- Fiction, faction, and Oxford degree -- Part III: Marriage and a career -- Professor Warren at Southwestern -- Professor Warren at Vanderbilt -- Trying to become a novelist -- Doors closing and doors opening -- Huey's University -- The Southern review - and other projects -- Getting it written, among other problems -- Night rider, and a new beginning -- Italy, the play, and the war -- The loneliness artist -- Part IV: Arrivals and departures, acclaim and anguish -- In the Northland, at fame's door -- In the service of the state -- All the king's men - at last -- Prizes and performances -- Writing a novel - from Taormina to Sirmione -- Premieres and closings -- The historical novel -- Part V: Remarriage, fatherhood, and renewal -- A new life -- Homestead and watershed -- Entrances and exits -- Political reportage and poetic frenzy -- Promises fulfilled - and made -- Twenty years' gestation -- A reversal of fortune -- Part VI: Recording history: literary and otherwise -- The war -- Great expectation -- Recording the negro revolution -- Garnerings from under the fig tree and elsewhere -- Two kinds of visions -- American literature in two volumes -- Two books and a crisis -- In the midst of life -- Calamities and conquests -- Part VII: Honors and valedictory -- The tenth novel -- A new book of verse and a new Brother of dragons -- The seventy-fifth -- Travel and transition: at home and afar -- A new book and a new baby -- The last collected poems -- Poet laureate - and patient -- The inexorable seasons -- Leaf falling
Control code
34618071
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 585 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780394569574
Lccn
96017269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)34618071
Label
Robert Penn Warren : a biography, Joseph Blotner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Childhood and boyhood -- The parents -- Childhood -- Growing years -- Humiliation, ambition, and despair -- College boy -- One of the group -- de profundis -- Part II: Graduate school -- The California experience -- New York and New Haven -- The Southerner at Oxford -- Contracts - secret and otherwise -- Fiction, faction, and Oxford degree -- Part III: Marriage and a career -- Professor Warren at Southwestern -- Professor Warren at Vanderbilt -- Trying to become a novelist -- Doors closing and doors opening -- Huey's University -- The Southern review - and other projects -- Getting it written, among other problems -- Night rider, and a new beginning -- Italy, the play, and the war -- The loneliness artist -- Part IV: Arrivals and departures, acclaim and anguish -- In the Northland, at fame's door -- In the service of the state -- All the king's men - at last -- Prizes and performances -- Writing a novel - from Taormina to Sirmione -- Premieres and closings -- The historical novel -- Part V: Remarriage, fatherhood, and renewal -- A new life -- Homestead and watershed -- Entrances and exits -- Political reportage and poetic frenzy -- Promises fulfilled - and made -- Twenty years' gestation -- A reversal of fortune -- Part VI: Recording history: literary and otherwise -- The war -- Great expectation -- Recording the negro revolution -- Garnerings from under the fig tree and elsewhere -- Two kinds of visions -- American literature in two volumes -- Two books and a crisis -- In the midst of life -- Calamities and conquests -- Part VII: Honors and valedictory -- The tenth novel -- A new book of verse and a new Brother of dragons -- The seventy-fifth -- Travel and transition: at home and afar -- A new book and a new baby -- The last collected poems -- Poet laureate - and patient -- The inexorable seasons -- Leaf falling
Control code
34618071
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 585 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780394569574
Lccn
96017269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)34618071

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