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The Resource Robert Penn Warren's modernist spirituality, Robert S. Koppelman

Robert Penn Warren's modernist spirituality, Robert S. Koppelman

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Robert Penn Warren's modernist spirituality
Title
Robert Penn Warren's modernist spirituality
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Koppelman
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Language
eng
Summary
"As a man who disclaimed any kind of religious orthodoxy, Robert Penn Warren nonetheless found in Christianity "the deepest and widest metaphor for life." The significance he drew from it was one he expressed strictly in humanistic and natural terms: spiritual renewal and redemption were possible through engagement with literature and participation in the world. In Robert Penn Warren's Modernist Spirituality, Robert Koppelman explores the spiritual or religious dimension to Warren's work in light of his admitted agnosticism. Beginning with an overview of Warren's career as a Fugitive at Vanderbilt and then, later, as a formidable New Critic, Koppelman argues that Warren's regard for the spiritual aesthetic of both literary language and form can be traced to his early study of poetic metaphor. To illustrate Warren's mature vision, Koppelman centers his study on two novels and two poetry collections: All the King's Men, A Place to Come To, Promises: Poems 1954-1956, and Now and Then: Poems 1976-1978. He also examines the critical studies that concentrate on Warren's vision of time, history, and spiritual fulfillment, as well as those essays by Warren that complement his poems and novels in such a way as to elicit the reader's participation in the redemption of their narrators. Robert Penn Warren's Modernist Spirituality renews Warren's commitment to experiencing both literature and life as opportunities to participate in a realm of beauty and vision that is still open to contemporary readers."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1959-
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Koppelman, Robert S.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Warren, Robert Penn
  • Christianity and literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Spirituality in literature
Label
Robert Penn Warren's modernist spirituality, Robert S. Koppelman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) 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
Control code
32349538
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 165 pages
Isbn
9780826209962
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95015692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1660074
Label
Robert Penn Warren's modernist spirituality, Robert S. Koppelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) 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
Control code
32349538
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 165 pages
Isbn
9780826209962
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95015692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1660074

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