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Author:
Robert Penn Warren
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978-0436563140
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0436563142
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Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd (January 7, 1974)
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World Enough and Time book. Robert Penn Warren writes a lush novel, whose principal characters are under the influence of Romantic and sublime ideals (the novel is set largely in 1826, not so coincidentally the period when the most fertile outpouring in literature of the Romantic tenets of sensibility/emotion have become, however diluted, prevalent in the educated culture at large).

Yet, after reading it twice, I had never read another Warren novel. It is amazing how many typos this Vintage paperback has!) World Enough and Time was published only four years after All the King's Men. Like its predecessor, it is a dark and densely-packed poetic work. The narrative voice is from the present, but it draws upon the protagonist's own writings and other contemporary.

Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers

Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel All the King's Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979.

This dramatic version of the widely known work, which, as a novel, was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, had a highly successful Off-Broadway run during the 1959 season. As told by Atkinson: "Eliminate the story of Huey Long, which Mr. Warren says is not what he is trying to interpret. He is anatomizing the career with nothing but purity in his heart. Discovering that he is being used by a cynical machine, adopts their methods, and presently, he is in control of the state. By resorting to corrupt methods he accomplishes things for the people that were only.

World enough and time: a romantic novel Robert Penn Warren Metin Parçacığı görünümü - 1952. Robert Penn Warren () won three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, the National Medal for Literature, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. World Enough and Time Robert Penn Warren Metin Parçacığı görünümü - 1950. Tümünü görüntüle . Sık kullanılan terimler ve kelime öbekleri. In 1986 he was named the country 's first poet laureate. World enough and time Signet books. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950.

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Short story writer, poet and Pulitzer Prize Award winner with All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren has established his right to speak for his native Kentucky - as well as for his adoptive Louisiana

Short story writer, poet and Pulitzer Prize Award winner with All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren has established his right to speak for his native Kentucky - as well as for his adoptive Louisiana. And Kentucky is once again the background and integral part of this long novel, the story of Jeremiah Beaumont. Short story writer, poet and Pulitzer Prize Award winner with All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren has established his right to speak for his native Kentucky - as well as for his adoptive Louisiana.

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  • (Would give this 3 1/2 stars if Amazon allowed half stars.)

    Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men is my favorite novel--and can be argued to be the greatest novel ever written. Yet, after reading it twice, I had never read another Warren novel. After seeing a glowing review of this one on Amazon, I ordered a used copy. (It is amazing how many typos this Vintage paperback has!) World Enough and Time was published only four years after All the King's Men. Like its predecessor, it is a dark and densely-packed poetic work. The narrative voice is from the present, but it draws upon the protagonist's own writings and other contemporary documents to tell the story in a fairly close-up manner. Still, this technique, which seems to be a favorite of Warren, isn't as effective here as in All the King's Men. I can speculate on the reasons. Unlike the previous book, the characters in World Enough and Time, are extremely complex and their motivations are never completely clear--even when they are spelled out. In some ways, this reminds me of Dostoevsky in that respect. You watch the characters go about their business, and it is often fascinating, but you never quite fully understand what drives them.

    I think this is intentional in large part. Most of what is on display here is not just man's inability understand other men, but, more importantly, man's inability to understand himself. This level of introspection can get tedious after a while, however, and as a result, this is a much less successful work than All the King's Men.

    There is much to enjoy, however. Some of the individual episodes are brilliant. The story, of a long-delayed revenge, and its aftermath takes place in early 19th century Kentucky--Warren's native state--and is set against the political struggle between the forces of relief, who didn't want poor farmers and others held to their debts to the wealthy, and anti-relief, which wanted the law upheld strictly as written. Warren presents us with a host of fascinating, lovingly described characters on both sides of the sometimes bloody battle (often with mini biographies of what happened to them before and after the events in this book). Obviously, this struggles continues to this day, though perhaps not as violently. If you're looking for a novel that can educate as well as entertain, I can recommend this one. It will have you turning to Wikipedia and the internet to learn more about some of the historical characters or about Kentucky's capital city, Frankfort, which is the setting for some of the book's most interesting events.

    The book's protagonist, Jeremiah Beaumont, is a somewhat unwilling participant on the relief side, drawn in because of his innate sense of justice and hatred of seeing the powerful take advantage of the weak. This is also what involves him in the book's main plot element--his wooing and marriage to Rachel Jordan, who has been wronged by Jeremiah's own mentor and friend, Cassius Fort. Unfortunately, the story takes ages to develop, although the characters and background keep it interesting. There is far too much foreshadowing, and the book's ending goes on too long and then is anticlimactic (to say the least). While Beaumont is a tragic character, there is no sense of tremendous loss at the book's conclusion, as there is with Willie Stark, who despite his corruption, remains very human (or Conroy's Great Santini, who despite being an SOB, leaves a huge hole when he is gone.) The book's history lessons stick with you, and you will certainly retain a better understanding of long journeys on horseback or of trekking through the wilderness, but overall this book's plot just leaves you exhausted--and a bit confounded.

  • This book is difficult, nay, impossible to review in the normal fashion. No adjectives come to mind but deep and dark, dark beyond your heart's wildest imaginings. It is if some daemon or muse from the underworld took hold of Robert Penn Warren's pen as soon as he set it to paper here. Nothing makes sense or lends itself to a rational review. The Andrew Marvell poem whence the book takes its title, with its carpe diem theme, is not apt at all to the book; nor are the Spenserian stanzas that preface the book applicable to it. It's as if Penn Warren had in mind another book altogether before he embarked upon its creation. It's as if Warren, a Pulitzer prize-winning poet, was seized by his dark muse and spirited away whilst the book took form. The poem that should form part of title or preface is Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Lie," but without that poem's consolation of the "soul."

    The plot concerns, ostensibly at any rate, one Jeremiah Beaumont's coming of age in early 19th Century Kentucky and how he discovers, through trial (literally and figuratively) and tribulation that - as Raleigh sonorously intones it - the world is a lie.

    The experience of reading the book was extremely visceral for me, as it will be for any poetically attuned reader. These lines from the book itself best describe its effect:

    "Every gully and ditch was a bleeding wound, and every solid object, tree or stone or house, seemed to be losing itself in the vast irremediable deliquescence. Human strength and human meaning seemed to flow away, too, to bleed away with the dissolving world."

    This deliquescence of everything of worth in the world is seamlessly interlarded - throughout the book - by Warren's dark muse, which is so deft as to quickly turn a description of a seemingly quiet domestic life into nightmare:

    "Jeremiah says that that time made him think of what old age must be like when two people have outlived all their love and hate for each other, when they know each other's faults so well that the faults no longer have meaning, and the resentments are no more than the accustomed pain of a rheumatic joint, part of the nature of things, when they can live in peace because neither is more than a ghost to the other."

    There is much ado about the law and justice herein. Jeremiah is himself a lawyer. When reading through these parts, I found myself thinking at one point that this would make good reading for anyone considering the law, only to realise quickly that it would turn any sensitive reader away from the law more powerfully than anything I have ever read. There is, in the end, no law, no justice, absolutely nothing of that nature that obtains here though Jeremiah (with the reader in tow) seeks it desperately. There remains only one truth Jeremiah discovers as he lies face down in the dark, awaiting his execution:

    "It was dark, and in that darkness you could lie and not know the perimeter and boundary of your being if you did not lay finger to your face, for the darkness entered you and you dissolved into the darkness and were absorbed like a body thrown into the sea to sink forever and flow away from itself into the profundities of no intrusive light......There was always that truth."

    Yes - one murmurs, much later, turning the last page - there is always that truth.

    It becomes, upon finishing the novel, quite obvious why the literary world has turned a blind eye to this dark masterpiece in American fiction. It is simply too powerful.

  • Penn Warren's last book and not as poignant as All The King's Men

  • Beautiful writing in the style of Pat Conroy, a long time before there was a Pat Conroy. History and personality study and dark romance. A theme --- There will always be evil people, especially if one is a hero.

  • "All the Kings Men", for which RP Warren is widely known, is one of my most cherished books. It seems to set the world straight, separate good from bad, and provide a moral compass. So what to make of this other masterpiece of Warren's? Its dark, its moody, it grabs you by the coattails and won't let go. It takes you back into the muck of early America, where sin was visceral, life intemperate, and the rough edges were the norm. Its a look at one's origins, and like all such looks, uncomfortable.

    I was lucky enough to buy this just before a long long flight, had no video to distract, and read it nonstop for hours. Its a shocker in one way - you feel little displacement but by the time you are done, you aren't sure that things are still solid and that your world is as it was. you look around as if it had all changed. Not many books do that anymore.

    Another reviewer noted this book as picking up the Melville challenge, the prose full, rich, dense and brooding. It is all that, but also mesmerizing. I for one could not stop reading it, and even when it ended, wondered what would happen next. This book and I are not best friends, but there is healthy respect for it. I won't love it like the other one, but the two together make an awesome place on the bookshelf. I pause walking by them, a moment of deep reflection, to ponder what was and will be.