The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren

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LSU Press, Oct 1, 1998 - Poetry - 838 pages
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The collected poems of Robert Penn Warren

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Warren may be a touch unfashionable now: dead white man of letters, Southern novelist, Harvard-educated, and a purveyor of the "new criticism," the textual analysis that drove literary studies in the ... Read full review

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One of my favorite poems since I first saw it over 40 years ago, BUT in this appearance, in line 49, should be "ecstasy melding with terror," NOT "ecstasy melting with terror."

Contents

The Fierce Horsemen
6
An Elegy
33
VI
38
Pondy Woods
39
Resolution 745
45
Monologue at Midnight 7
65
Revelation 771
71
Terror 7
77
HI The Spider
195
Multiplication Table
196
Wind 197
197
Shoes in Rain Jungle 198
198
Fall Comes in BackCountry Vermont 199
199
The Day Dr Knox Did It I Place and Time
202
The Event
203
A Confederate Veteran Tries to Explain the Event
204

Ode to Fear 7
92
To a Little Girl One Year Old in a Ruined Fortress
103
Promises
109
To Jacob Boehme 133
133
Ballad of a Sweet Dream of Peace 135
135
Go It GrannyGo It Hog 136
136
Friends of the Family or Bowling a Sticky Cricket
137
Guess You Ought to Know Who You Are 138
138
Work 139
139
Hands Are Paid
140
A Motion like Sleep 141
141
The Necessity for Belief 142
142
You Emperors and Others Poems 19571960
143
Garland for You I Clearly about You 145
145
Exercise in Human Charity and SelfKnowledge
146
Man in the Street
147
Switzerland
148
A Real Question Calling for Solution 149
149
The Letter about Money Love or Other Comfort if Any 150
150
Arrogant Law 152
152
The Self That Stares 153
153
Two Pieces after Suetonius I Apology forDomitian 154
154
Tiberius on Capri 155
155
Mortmain
156
Short Survey
167
Nursery Rhymes
174
Short Thoughts for Long Nights I Nightmare of Mouse 178
178
Joy 179
179
Tale of Time Poems 19601966
181
Patriotic Tour and Postulate of Joy
183
Ways of Day 184
184
Tale of Time I What Happened 185
185
The Mad Druggist
186
Answer Yes or No
187
What Were You Thinking Dear Mother? 191
191
Homage to Emerson On Night Flight to New York I His Smile
194
Incarnations
221
Natural History 7271
224
Internal Injuries
236
Enclaves
248
Or Else
269
Time as Hypnosis
272
Chain Saw at Dawn in Vermont In Time of Drouth
285
Homage to Theodore Dreiser
294
The True Nature of Time
300
Little Boy and Lost Shoe 7
307
See Arcturus From Where I Stand?
323
Now and Then
337
Speculative
353
Being Here
379
m
403
IV
415
V
423
Rumor Verified
443
HI Events
455
A Point North
464
If This Is the Way it
468
But Also
475
Fear and Trembling
482
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
489
Altitudes and Extensions
527
VII
575
LX
584
Uncollected Poems 19431989
593
Introduction to the Notes 7
625
Abbreviations 7
638
Textual Notes 7
645
Ransom
749
Explanatory Notes 7
809
Aged Man Surveys the Past Time 7 49
817
Toward Rationality 750
828
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About the author (1998)

John Burt, professor of English at Brandeis University, is the author of Robert Penn Warren and American Idealism and the poetry collections The Way Down and Work Without Hope.

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