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Robert Penn Warren Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 36 pages of information about the life of Robert Penn Warren.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Robert Penn Warren

Until recent years, the popularity of Robert Penn Warren's fiction, crowned by the ascendancy of All the King's Men (1946) to the status of a classic, has somewhat obscured his achievement as a poet. His development as a poet, however, antedated his first novel (Night Rider , 1939) by almost two decades, and over nearly sixty years he has published some fourteen volumes of verse interspersed with eleven books of fiction, a dozen books of nonfiction prose, and numerous essays and textbooks. This prolific creativity has arguably made Warren his nation's foremost living man of letters--"America's Dean of Letters," according to a 25 August 1980 Newsweek essay.

Far from imagining such a future, Warren grew up in the small town of Guthrie, Kentucky, wanting to be a sea captain. After dividing his boyhood years between his grandfather's farm in summer and his family home during school terms, he actually obtained an...

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This section contains 10,587 words
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