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Robert Penn Warren, “Homage to Theodore Dreiser”

Robert Penn Warren


On the Centennial of His Birth

(August 27, 1871)

Robert Penn Warren, ‘Homage to Theodore Dreiser’


Or Else… 613 more words

Theodore Dreiser

All the King's Men - a 5

I had a hard time getting into this book.  The main character is so angry and unpleasant that I didn’t want to read about him. 161 more words


"There is Always Something"

“Robert Penn Warren was a great American novelist from the Deep South. In his greatest novel, All the King’s Men, the corrupt Governor of Louisiana, Willie Stark, asks his friend, political journalist Jack Burden, to find some ‘dirt’ from his rival’s past.

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The Future of Civil War History: Steve Davis

A couple of years ago I got a phone call during my day-job from a local TV reporter, Paul Crowley, who said he had gotten my name from the Atlanta History Center. 474 more words


Robert Penn Warren

Never expect to be able to will a poem into existence.
It must happen to you because
You are what you are–
With all your defects. 25 more words



More quotes about the great state of Kentucky.  You can check out our first post of Kentucky quotes here. Photo of Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky… 8 more words


The history of "show, don't tell"

I’ve collected instances of the advice “show, don’t tell” from across time.  Here they are, chronologically.  I’ve blogged a couple of them before.

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