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Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989)

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120+ opere 13,065 membri 171 recensioni 33 preferito

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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno
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Serie

Opere di Robert Penn Warren

Tutti gli uomini del re (1946) 7,353 copie
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — A cura di — 683 copie
Understanding Poetry (1938) 367 copie
A Place to Come To (1977) 334 copie
Remember the Alamo! (1958) 286 copie
World Enough and Time (1950) 271 copie
La banda degli angeli (1955) 266 copie
Wilderness (1961) 168 copie
Flood (1960) 135 copie
The Legacy of the Civil War (1961) 132 copie
Night Rider (1939) 132 copie
Understanding Fiction (1943) 120 copie
The Cave (1959) 113 copie
Il circo in soffitta (1959) 100 copie
Selected poems 1923-1975 (1976) 90 copie
An Approach to Literature (1939) 86 copie
At Heaven's Gate (1943) 83 copie
Who Speaks for the Negro? (1965) 70 copie
Meet Me in the Green Glen (1971) 65 copie
Being Here: Poetry (1980) 61 copie
Rumor Verified: Poems (1981) 48 copie
New and Selected Essays (1989) 44 copie
Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965 (1967) — A cura di — 35 copie
Modern Rhetoric {unspecified} (1958) — Author & Editor — 28 copie
The Scope of Fiction (1960) — Author & Editor — 26 copie
Or Else - Poems 1968-74 (1974) 25 copie
Selected Essays (1958) 24 copie
Audubon, a vision (1969) 24 copie
Modern Rhetoric {Third Edition} (1977) — Author & Editor — 19 copie
Portrait Of A Father (1988) 19 copie
Modern Rhetoric {Fourth Edition} (1979) — Author & Editor — 18 copie
The Essential Melville (1987) 17 copie
The Gods of Mount Olympus (1959) 13 copie
Modern Rhetoric {Shorter Third Edition} (1977) — Author & Editor — 12 copie
Promises: Poems 1954-1956 (1957) 12 copie
Modern Rhetoric {Shorter Edition} (1961) — Author & Editor — 12 copie
Stories from six authors (1960) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
A New Southern Harvest (1957) 10 copie
Modern Rhetoric {First Edition} (1949) — Author & Editor — 7 copie
Modern Rhetoric {Second Edition} (1958) — Author & Editor — 6 copie
La Grande Forêt (2017) 3 copie
Amantha (1959) 3 copie
2007 2 copie
Blackberry Winter (1946) 2 copie
BAND OF ANGELS (1955) 1 copia
Six poems 1 copia
“Audubon” 1 copia
La caverne 1 copia
Vsia korolevskaia rat' (2017) 1 copia
Two Poems 1 copia

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Addio alle armi (1929) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni22,505 copie
L'urlo e il furore (1929) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni17,334 copie
Nostromo (1904) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni4,788 copie
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 1,565 copie
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Collaboratore — 762 copie
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Collaboratore — 464 copie
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni446 copie
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni400 copie
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Collaboratore — 369 copie
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Collaboratore — 198 copie
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Collaboratore — 163 copie
The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work (2010) — Collaboratore — 142 copie
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Collaboratore — 129 copie
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Collaboratore — 121 copie
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon (1981) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni81 copie
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Collaboratore — 80 copie
Tutti Gli Uomini Del Re (1949) — Novel — 70 copie
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Collaboratore — 68 copie
Who Owns America: A New Declaration of Independence (1977) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Collaboratore — 40 copie
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
Partisan Review (1998) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni33 copie
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
The Sun Also Rises / A Farewell to Arms / The Old Man and the Sea (1962) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni32 copie
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Selected Poems of Herman Melville (1991) — A cura di — 24 copie
Praising It New: The Best of the New Criticism (2008) — Collaboratore — 23 copie
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Collaboratore — 20 copie
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
A Roman Collection: Stories, Poems, and Other Good Pieces (1980) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Writer to Writer: Readings on the Craft of Writing (1966) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Perspectives on poetry (1968) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Various Temptations (1948) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Selected Poems (1963) — A cura di, alcune edizioni5 copie
A Long Fourth and Other Stories (1948) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni4 copie
Robert Penn Warren's Brother to Dragons: A Discussion (1983) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

Etichette

Informazioni generali

Altri nomi
Уоррен, Роберт Пенн
Data di nascita
1905-04-24
Data di morte
1989-09-15
Luogo di sepoltura
Willis Cemetery, Stratton, Vermont, USA
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Guthrie, Kentucky, USA
Luogo di morte
Stratton, Vermont, USA
Luogo di residenza
Guthrie, Kentucky, USA
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Stratton, Vermont, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Istruzione
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 (mostra tutto 7)
Guthrie School
Attività lavorative
poet
novelist
short-story writer
playwright
literary critic
editor (mostra tutto 8)
publisher
professor
Relazioni
Clark, Eleanor (echtg.)
Warren, Rosanna (dochter)
Brooks, Cleanth (vriend)
Lytle, Andrew (vriend)
Taylor, Peter Hillsman (vriend)
Erskine, Albert (vriend) (mostra tutto 10)
Davidson, Donald (leraar)
Jarrell, Randall (leerling)
Mims, Edwin (leraar)
Warren, Noah (kleinzoon)
Organizzazioni
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) (mostra tutto 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)
Premi e riconoscimenti
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]) (mostra tutto 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
Breve biografia
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.

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Truly a masterpiece... Plot, characters, . language. A book truly worthy of the Pulitzer . Still relevant in the21st century.
 
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Chrissylou62 | 128 altre recensioni | 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.… (altro)
 
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downstreamer | 8 altre recensioni | 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.… (altro)
 
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rabbit-stew | 128 altre recensioni | 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 altre recensioni | Nov 29, 2023 |

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120
Opere correlate
55
Utenti
13,065
Popolarità
#1,782
Voto
3.9
Recensioni
171
ISBN
253
Lingue
12
Preferito da
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