The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren
By (author) Robert Penn Warren
Volume editor John Burt
Foreword by Prof. Harold Bloom
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Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren by Robert Penn Warren
Book DescriptionA central figure in twentieth-century American literature, Robert Penn Warren was appointed by the Library of Congress as the first Poet Laureate of the United States in 1985. Warren wrote enduring fiction as well as influential works of literary criticism and theory. Yet, as this variorum edition of his published poems suggests, it is his poetry - spanning sixty years, sixteen volumes of verse, and a wide range of styles - that places Warren among America's foremost men of letters. In this volume, John Burt, Warren's literary executor, has gathered together every poem Warren ever published (with the exception of Brother to Dragons), including the many poems he published in The Fugitive and other magazines, as well as those that appeared in his small press works and broadsides. Burt has also exhaustively collated all of the published versions of Warren's poems - in some cases, a poem appeared as many as six different times with substantive revisions in every line - as well as the author's typescripts and proofs. And since Warren never seemed to reread any of his books without a pencil in hand, Burt has referred to Warren's personal library copies. A record of Burt's comprehensive analysis is found in this edition's textual notes, list of emendations, and explanatory notes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807123331
(229mm x 152mm x 57mm)
Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Penn Warren
Who Speaks for the Negro?, Paperback (December 2014)
The author interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists and artists across the country, among them Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and James Baldwin. In this title, sections from the transcripts of these interviews are combined with the author's insightful reflections on the interviewees and the Civil Rights Movement as a whole,
All the King's Men, Paperback (August 2007)
Set in the 1930s, this is a novel on American politics. It traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark, who resembles the real-life Huey "Kingfish" Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corrupted by success.
Remember the Alamo!, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Robert Penn Warren
The battle for the Alamo was an epic event in the fight for Texas independence from Mexico. This title presents the accounts of these most thrilling moments in the history of the United States frontier.
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Author Biography - Robert Penn Warren
John Burt, professor of English at Brandeis University, is the author of Robert Penn Warren and American Idealism and the poetry collections The Way Down and Work Without Hope.
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