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FURTHER READING CRITICAL WORKS
Cowan, Louise. The Fugitive Group: A Literary History. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959. A portrait of the young Warren's most significant literary influences.
Cowley, Malcolm, ed. Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews. New York: The Viking Press, 1959, pp. 165-86.
Gray, Richard. The Literature of Memory: Modern Writers of the American South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977. Discuss the relation of the South to Warren's themes.
_____, ed. Robert Penn Warren: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1980. Essays on Warren's novels and poetry.
King, Richard, H. A Southern Renaissance: The Cultural Awakening of the American South, 1930-1955. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. Compares Warren's themes with those of other Southern writers.
Longley, John L., Jr., ed. Robert Penn Warren: A Collection of Critical Essays. New York: New York University Press, 1965. Includes an interview with Warren, in addition to essays by Warren and by others (on themes and style).
Moore, L. Hugh, Jr. Robert Penn Warren and History: "The Big Myth We Live." The Hague, Netherlands: Mouton, 1970. An extended and well-documented essay based on the thesis that an awareness of history is central to all of Warren's works.
Rubin, Louis D., Jr. "All the King's Meanings," Georgia Review, vol. 8 (1954), pp. 422-34. Comparison of four novels on the Huey Long theme.
Sochatoff, Fred A., ed. All the King's Men: A Symposium. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute of Technology Press, 1957. Seven essays on the themes, characters, and style of the novel.
Warren, Robert Penn. "In the Time of 'All the King's Men,'" New York Times Book Review, May 31, 1981. Warren on Warren-a retrospective on how he came to write the novel.