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Author Watkins, Floyd C.

Title Then & now : the personal past in the poetry of Robert Penn Warren / Floyd C. Watkins
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [1982]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 184 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; A Note on Sources & Documentation; 1. Creation & Criticism; 2. The Penns, the Warrens, & the Boy; Cerulean Springs; Guthrie; The Family; The Boy & the Poetry; 3. Guthrie & Cerulean Springs; Early Poems; Some Blacks-Two Early Poems & a Sequel; Years without Poems & the New Beginnings; Boyhood; Some Townspeople; Some Tragedies; Old Memories; 4. Now & Then-Father, Mother, Friend, Self; Frontier; The Late 1800s; Childhood-The Early 1900s; The 1920s & 1930s-The Mother; The 1940s & 1950s-The Father; The 1970s-The Friend
The 1970s & the PastReferences; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Taking a new approach to the study of Robert Penn Warren's imposing and still growing poetic canon, Floyd C. Watkins has found in the poems what he describes as a ""poetic autobiography"" unparalleled in American letters. Drawing on interviews with Warren, members of his family, and contemporaries from his hometown, but keeping the poetry itself constantly at the center of his vision, Watkins shows how the poetry has grown from the experience of the boy and man and from his contemplation of his family's and his country's history. He traces through the poems a family chronicle, moving from the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 -- Poetic works.
Warren family -- In literature.
Biography in literature.
Self in literature.
Kentucky -- In literature.
Kentucky -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Southern States -- In literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813164850 (electronic bk.)
9780813164854 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Then and now