The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren Victor H. Strandberg

ISBN: 9780813164489

Published: February 5th 2015

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The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren  by  Victor H. Strandberg

The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren by Victor H. Strandberg
February 5th 2015 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780813164489 | 9.57 Mb

Though it has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize, the poetry of Robert Penn Warren still is not widely or well understood. In this study, Victor H. Strandberg redresses this imbalance by providing a comprehensiveMoreThough it has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize, the poetry of Robert Penn Warren still is not widely or well understood. In this study, Victor H. Strandberg redresses this imbalance by providing a comprehensive survey of the poetic canon of this gifted, complex, and much-neglected poet.

Warren writes in the tradition of Western poets concerned with the painful experience of a forced, one-way passage from innocence into the worlds stew of time and loss. This passage, Strandberg explains, results for Warren in bifurcation of the self into warring segments: a clean idealistic surface ego, and a polluted undiscovered self in the unconscious.

Revelation of the dirty part of human personality is tellingly evoked in many of Warrens major works. As the poets vision expands, however, these conflicting elements are unified in a mystic osmosis of being whereby the world which once provoked . . . fear and disgust may now be totally loved. In addition to close analysis both of individual poems and of the poets overall development, Strandberg reviews critical opinion of Warrens poetry over the last three decades and assesses his place among fellow poets.

Both as prophecy and as art, he concludes, Robert Penn Warrens poetry is so significant, versatile, and excellent as to rank him among the finest and most fertile talents of his age.



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