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A Week in Literary History

April 24th, 2002

In 1905, American poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren (All the King’s Men, 1946) is born in Guthrie, Ky.

Robert Penn Warren, b. April 24, 1905, d. 1989

warren.pngPenn Warren is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. He was also an influential literary critic, one of the founders of what was called the New Criticism. The success of his novel All the King’s Men, and the movie made from it two years later, overshadowed his more lasting contribution as a poet, but he was honored in every fashion possible during his lifetime, both by fellow writers and by his country.

Suggested Reading Poetry Selected Poems, 1923-1943, 1943. Promises: Poems 1954-1956, 1957. Now and Then, 1979. Fiction All the King’s Men, 1946. World Enough and Time, 1950. A Place to Come to, 1977. Literary Studies Understanding Poetry, 1938. Understanding Fiction, 1943. Democracy and Poetry, 1975.

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