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  • The American Vision of Robert Penn Warrenby William Bedford Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1976 -- the bicentennial year -- Robert Penn Warren told Bill Moyers that he was "in love with America" but his love for the nation was more often than not troubled and angry. Warren once remarked that "any intelligent person is inclined to criticize his country more strongly than he will criticize anything else. And he should It's a way of criticizing... more...

  • Jesse Stuart On Educationby J.R. LeMaster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Could a man who never earned a master's degree tell the nation's teachers and administrators how to run their schools? Jesse Stuart, who had a life-long love of education, did just that. From Stuart's autobiographical works, J.R. LeMaster has chosen selections that demonstrate his philosophy of learning and teaching, and his philosophy of life. The... more...

  • The Braided Dreamby Randolph Paul Runyon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Robert Penn Warren's reputation as a poet, though always considerable, has soared in the last decade, as indicated by his recent selection as America's first poet laureate. The Braided Dream is one of the first book-length studies of the poetry that has led to Warren's recent rise to eminence and the first to consider his final collection, Altitudes... more...

  • Then and Nowby Floyd C. Watkins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    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... more...

  • A Life of Gwendolyn Brooksby George Kent

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    This is the first full-scale biography of Gwendolyn Brooks, one of America's major poets. George E. Kent, a longtime friend and literary associate of the poet in Chicago, was given exclusive access to Brooks' early notebooks, which she kept from the age of seven. Kent also interviewed Brooks, her mother, and other family members in Chicago and elsewhere.... more...

  • Robert Penn Warrenby Neil Nakadate

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Long recognized as one of America's foremost men of letters, Robert Penn Warren continues to dazzle us with his many-sided genius. In the haunting images of his poetry, the narrative power of his fiction, the revealing insights of his essays, we find literary achievement of the highest order. Warren's writing has merited the close attention of literary... more...

  • The Art and Imagination of Langston Hughesby R. Baxter Miller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Langston Hughes was one of the most important American writers of his generation, and one of the most versatile, producing poetry, fiction, drama, and autobiography. In this innovative study, R. Baxter Miller explores Hughes's life and art to enlarge our appreciation of his contribution to American letters. Arguing that readers often miss the complexity... more...

  • In Capra's Shadowby Ian Scott

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Because screenwriter Robert Riskin spent most of his career collaborating with legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra, Riskin's own unique contributions to film have been largely overshadowed. With five Academy Award nominations to his credit for such monumental films as Lady for a Day, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, Here Comes... more...

  • World of Relationsby David M. Robinson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    A leading figure in modern southern literature, described by Newsweek as "one of the best American storytellers," Peter Taylor secured a national following through his long relationship with the New Yorker and his widely read volumes from the 1980s, The Old Forest and Other Stories and A Summons to Memphis . The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's... more...

  • Portrait Of A Fatherby Robert Penn Warren

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    One of America's great poets writes of his father, lost through death and discovered again through insistent recollection. A death in the family forces a re-sorting and reshaping of all that we can recall of times and people gone from us as we measure our identities by their remembered images. While prowling in the past, Warren is drawn to likenesses... more...