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First impressions: Geeeeee willikers

(In which we give our first impressions of All the King’s Men, two chapters in)

Tom: Wow, is this novel jarring after Alice Adams. The prose is stylistically just completely different. 1,469 more words

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I began to take a distaste to the friends Lois had. There was nothing particularly wrong with them. They were just the ordinary garden variety of human garbage.

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Race and Robert Penn Warren

This past week  I have had the chance to listen to a few interviews on a website that I came across a couple of months ago. 343 more words

Robert Penn Warren, Jefferson Davis, and the Construction of a Monument

In his 1980 essay “Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back,” first printed in The New Yorker and later published as a short book, Robert Penn Warren reflected on the construction of a monument to former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. 483 more words


January Misgivings

In honor of Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, I find myself speechless, but I am resonating with:

Herman Melville’s Misgivings

When ocean-clouds over inland hills

Sweep storming in late autumn brown, 175 more words


Robert Penn Warren

And she drew my face down and pressed her lips against mine to stop my words. Her lips were cold, but they hung upon mine. I too was perfectly cold, as of mortal chill. 43 more words


And the Oscar Goes to...All the King's Men

It took a while, but we finally reached the end of the 1940s. I’m thankful to say the decade is ending on a good, I might even say fantastic, note. 128 more words

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