Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren: A Literary Correspondence

Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren: A Literary Correspondence

by James A. Grimshaw Jr., Robert Penn Warren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826211658

ISBN-13: 9780826211651

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

James A. Grimshaw, Jr., brings together for the first time more than 350 letters exchanged by two scholars who altered the way literature is taught in this country. The selected letters focus on the development of their five major textbooks—the rationale for selections, the details involved in obtaining permissions and preparing indexes, and the demands of

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James A. Grimshaw, Jr., brings together for the first time more than 350 letters exchanged by two scholars who altered the way literature is taught in this country. The selected letters focus on the development of their five major textbooks—the rationale for selections, the details involved in obtaining permissions and preparing indexes, and the demands of meeting deadlines. More important, these letters reveal their attitudes toward literature, teaching, and scholarship.

Providing insight into two of the most influential literary minds of this century, these letters show two men who were deeply involved in research and writing, and who were committed to a life of travel, conversation, and learning. Their zest for life and their love of literature explain, in part, their uncanny ability to persevere and to succeed. Yet their human qualities are also present in the letters, which bring Brooks and Warren to life as rare individuals able to sustain a deep, lifelong friendship.

Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren will help readers better understand the critical work of Brooks and the creative work of Warren. Students and teachers of American literature will find this book indispensable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826211651
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

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