Welcome to this website honoring the life and works of . . .

Robert Penn Warren

1905 - 1989

1905 - 1989

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"A fine addition to the ever-growing body of Warren criticism, this study is especially valuable as it shows the bases of Warren's Romantic vision and the influence of poets such as Wordsworth and Yeats who helped him to arrive at the mastery of his last great period.  An invaluable study." - Joseph Blotner, author of Robert Penn Warren: A Biography

"This is a reading of Warren's poetry that is at once judicious and fresh.  Warren began his career with the reputation of being an anti-Romantic.  Lesa Carnes Corrigan convincingly argues that the bleak anti-Romanticism of the early poems led Warren into his poetic impasse of the late 1940s, and that his reconsideration, in his essay on Coleridge, of the meaning of Romanticism, helped him end that impasse by enabling him at once to see the new possibilities of vision that Romanticism offers, and to respect its insight into the dark passages of life." -  John Burt, editor of The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren


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"A torrential, bloody, and profound book-a book which is a journey of exploration and an exercise in definition, a vision and revelation."  -New York Times Book Review


"A keen and stout mind is at work here, telling us things we haven't known till now, telling us things we've known but haven't dared to believe..... [This book] has an impact that won't quickly be forgotten."- Saturday Review of Literature


"[A] fine, superbly written novel."- Atlantic Monthly


"The longest and richest of [Warren's] novels."- New York Herald Tribune


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