Conversations With Robert Penn Warren (Literary Conversations Series)ISBN: 1578067340;
Book DescriptionRobert Penn Warren (1905?1989) excelled in three written mediums---fiction, poetry, and literary criticism---and is one of the few writers to be awarded Pulitzer Prizes for both his poetry and his fiction. With Cleanth Brooks, he inspiredpractitioners of New Criticism and revolutionized the way literature was taught and studied in the academy. His 1946 novel All the King's Men, a fictionalized account of Louisianan Huey P. Long's gubernatorial administration, remains the template for American political commentary in fiction. In 1985, Warren became the first U.S. Poet Laureate. Conversations with Robert Penn Warren collects interviews with Warren, ranging from the 1950s to the 1980s, and provides perhaps the broadest swath of interviews with the acclaimed writer to date. Featuring interviews conducted by such acclaimed writers and journalists as William Kennedy, Bill Moyers, C. Vann Woodward, and Roy Newquist, this collection's depth and focus are remarkable. ...
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