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Robert Penn Warren

[A]nd the world
Whirls green on a string, then
The leaves go quiet, wink
From their own shade, secretly.

Keep still, just a moment, leaves. 42 more words


How our past lives in our present.

“You live through that little piece of time that is yours, but that piece of time is not only your life, it is the summing-up of all the other lives that are simultaneous with yours… What you are is an expression of history.” 657 more words


Robert Penn Warren

But why should I lie here longer?
I am not dead yet …
And the world’s way is yet long to go,
And I love the world even in my anger, 23 more words



Evening Hawk


From plane of light to plane, wings dipping through

Geometries and orchids that the sunset builds,

Out of the peak’s black angularity of shadow, riding… 23 more words

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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