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The Cave
     

The Cave

by Robert Penn Warren, James H. Justus (Introduction)
 

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In his sixth novel, The Cave (1959), Robert Penn Warren tells the story of a young man trapped in a cave in fictional Johntown, Tennessee. His predicament becomes the center of national attention as television cameras, promoters, and newscasters converge on the small town to exploit the rescue attempts and the thousands of spectators gathered at the mouth of

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In his sixth novel, The Cave (1959), Robert Penn Warren tells the story of a young man trapped in a cave in fictional Johntown, Tennessee. His predicament becomes the center of national attention as television cameras, promoters, and newscasters converge on the small town to exploit the rescue attempts and the thousands of spectators gathered at the mouth of the cave.

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The Cave is Robert Penn Warren at his best, and they don't come much better than that." — New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813191553
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Kentucky Voices Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), born in Guthrie, Kentucky, was one of America's most revered writers, producing fiction, poetry, history, and criticism, much of it focusing on the moral dilemmas of the South. He served as America's first poet laureate. He received the Pulitzer Prize three times, for his novel All the King's Men and for his books of poetry Promises: Poems 1954—1956 and Now and Then. He is also the author of Portrait of a Father and Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back.

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