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Crackpots on Parade: The Nether Side of Genius & Transgressive Deconstructions
For four years, as editor of The Faculty Forum, a campus wide monthly publication at Duke University, I filled empty space in my pages with the following items of scholarly research. To liven the tone, I invented a coeditor ...
A Man with No Religion
CONTENTS: 1. Faulkner and Holy Writ: The Principle of Inversion 2. Music: Faulkner's “Eroica" 3. Liebestod: Faulkner and The Lessons of Eros 4. Between Truth and Fact: Faulkner’s Symbols of Identity 5. Transition: Faulkner’s ...
A MAN WITH NO RELIGION
LETTER OF RPW TO VS, SEPTEMBER 1977
[The following letter is in response to Victor Strandberg's book The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren]
Greek mind/Jewish soul: the conflicted art of Cynthia Ozick
(The Wisconsin Project on American Writers, 1994)
Looks closely at fiction-writer Ozick's intellectual moorings and, with them in view, renders an interpretive reading of her books (and some poetry). Strandberg manages to write criticism in jargon-free language intelligible ...
ROBERT PENN WARREN AND THE POETIC AFTERLIFE
In the following discussion I plan to develop two meanings of the word Afterlife. First I shall consider Mr. Warren's poetic afterlife in the sense of his current reputation --that is, his status in the pantheon of American ...