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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:19 PM
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Robert Penn Warren - born 99 years ago today
I would like to take some time to honor the author of one of the very greatest of American novels, "All The King's Men". Read more about the amazing life of Poet Laureate Robert Penn Warren below:

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/s_z/warren/life....

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Among these works, All the King's Men was the most widely read and generated the strongest critical and popular reception. The novel chronicles the rise and fall of a homegrown fascist, Willie Stark, as told by one of his henchmen, Jack Burden. Its first readers praised its treatment of the political processes of democracy as practiced in the South of the 1930s. More recent studies have stressed its innovative structure and its philosophical subtlety. It is the novel in which Warren's special gifts are most in evidence--his sense of history, his inventive language, and his ability to dramatize a large cast of characters against a vividly realized background. Generally considered his masterpiece, All the King's Men won Warren the first of three Pulitzer prizes. Made into a play, a motion picture, and an opera, the novel was eventually translated into twenty languages.



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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:28 PM
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1. Wasn't he also one of the Agrarians?
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:35 PM
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2. Along with Andrew Lytle.
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