Robert Penn Warren, Critic

Robert Penn Warren, Critic

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qUsing a largely chronological approach, Charlotte Beck has carefully traced the evolution of Warren's criticism, focusing on seminal examples of the critical books, essays, and introductions that Warren produced over a period of almost seventy years. Her conclusions often run counter to previous evaluations of Warren's criticism, especially to those that complacently link Warren to Cleanth Brooks, his lifelong friend and collaborator, and to New Criticism in general. Beck demonstrates that Warren consistently treats writers holistically, taking into account biographical as well as historical data, to account for their entire body of work, rather than focusing on a single literary text.q--Jacket.Dunsany, none prompt any undue respect from the reviewer. ... During his 1942 Spring teaching at the University of Iowa, Warren wrote to Porter: A long overdue letter. ... 1942 issue, Warren included it in his first volume of selected essays.

Title:Robert Penn Warren, Critic
Author:Charlotte H. Beck
Publisher:Univ. of Tennessee Press - 2006


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