A selective list of online literary criticism on the American poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the Modern Language Association Guidelines for Web Pages


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"Robert Penn Warren." Includes a biography and excerpts of influential critical commentary on some of Warren's best known poems: "Heart of Autumn," "Evening Hawk," and "Bearded Oaks." Modern American Poetry. Eds. Edward Brunner and Cary Nelson.

"Robert Penn Warren." A very short biography of Robert Penn Warren. Also "A Brief Guide to the Fugitives" (Warren, Tate, Ransom). From the Academy of American Poets.

"Life Studies." A succinct summary of modern American poetry discusses Warren's importance. Academy of American Poets.

Brinkmeyer, Robert H., ed. "Robert Penn Warren." Strategies for teaching Warren's poetry. From educational publisher Heath Anthology.

Donohue, Cecelia. "Robert Penn Warren." 21 March 2002. Literary Encyclopedia. Eds. Robert Clark, Emory Elliott, Janet Todd. An introduction to Robert Penn Warren, from a database that provides signed literary criticism by experts in their field, and is available to individuals for a reasonably-priced subscription. On All the King's Men (1946) [subscription service].

Interview with Robert Penn Warren, by Eugene Walter Paris Review 16 (Spring-Summer 1957).

Rio, David. "Two worlds, one story: The American south and southern Europe in Robert Penn Warren's fiction." Studies in the Literary Imagination Spring 2002.


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