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Overview  |  18th Century  |  19th Century  |  20th Century  |  Credits

Southern History at Yale  |  New Criticism  |  The Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Collection  |  Yale's Changing Face  |  Woodbrige Hall and the White House

The 20th Century: New Criticism
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Robert Penn Warren
Warren is one of the most celebrated American writers of this century. He helped form the Fugitive movement at Vanderbilt, which gave rise to the school of literary criticism, the New Criticism. His founding of the Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks created a medium of expression for many of the emerging Southern writers. Warren is the only author to win a Pulitzer Prize for both prose and poetry, and was the first U.S. Poet Laureate. His other awards included the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize for poetry. His Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the King's Men (1946) is an American classic.

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) b. in Guthrie, Kentucky, Professor of English & Author