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Robert Penn Warren
He was born in Guthrie, Kentucky and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1925 and the University of California, Berkeley in 1926. He later attended Yale University and obtained his B. Litt. at Oxford University in England in 1930.
Penn Warren won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his best known work, the novel All the King's Men. He won Pulitzer Prizes in poetry in 1958 for Promises: Poems 1954-1956, and in 1979 for Now and Then. All the King's Men became a very successful film in 1949.
While still an undergraduate at Vanderbilt, he became associated with the group of poets there known as the Fugitives, and somewhat later, during the early 1930s, Warren and some of the same writers formed a group known as the Southern Agrarians. He contributed "The Briar Patch" to the Agrarian manifesto I'll Take My Stand along with 11 other Southern writers and poets.
- At Heaven's Gate (1943)
- All the King's Men (1946)
- Promises: Poems (1954 – 1956)
- Now and Then
- John Brown: The Making of a Martyr
- Thirty-six Poems
- Night Rider
- Eleven Poems on the Same Theme
- Selected Poems, 1923 – 1943
- Blackberry Winter
- The Circus in the Attic
- World Enough and Time
- Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices
- Band of Angels
- Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South
- Selected Essays
- The Cave
- You, Emprerors, and Others: Poems 1957 – 1960
- The Legacy of the Civil War
- Who Speaks for the Negro?
- Selected Poems: New and Old 1923 – 1966
- Incarnations: Poems 1966 – 1968
- Christmas Gift 1938 - According to some people, Shrek is an illustration of this story
- Robert Penn Warren expert and frequent lecturer.
- All the King's Men movie site
- Robert Penn Warren page at poets.org
- Robert Penn Warren page at KYLIT/Kentucky Literature
- Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University
- Robert Penn Warren site run by email@example.com
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