Thursday, 29 August 2019

1073) Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (1905 – 1989). American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the literary journal The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel All the King's Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry.

- "To his friends he was ''Red,'' from the color of his hair.…/gener…/onthisday/bday/0424.html

- “Red” Warren, as his fellow poets knew him for the shock of red hair he had as a younger man, was 84."…/…

- "In his small Kentucky hometown, he was the gangly, red-haired boy with a flair for poetry..."

- "He had a long, quivering nose, large brown eyes and a long chin, all topped by curly red hair.…

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