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Making history : the biographical narratives of Robert Penn Warren

Author: Jonathan S Cullick
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2000.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Making History, the first comprehensive survey of Warren's biographical narratives, Jonathan S. Cullick tracks a clear development toward autobiography in Warren's career. By applying narrative theory to that provocative trend, he then makes an intriguing discovery: Warren's discourse techniques dramatize his philosophy of history and ethics. Cullick unearths what might be called the "narrative syntax" of  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Penn Warren; Robert Penn Warren; Robert Penn Warren
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan S Cullick
ISBN: 080712558X 9780807125588 0807126039 9780807126035
OCLC Number: 42968015
Description: xii, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Return, Reconciliation, Redemption: Uses of the Past in Warren's Biographical Narratives --
The Making of a Historian: The Biography of John Brown --
Returning to the Dark and Bloody Ground: "The World of Daniel Boone" --
The Silent Monument and the Monumental Silence: Jefferson Davis and Robert Franklin Warren --
From "Jack Burden" to "I": The Narrator's Transformation in All the King's Men --
"I can show you what is left": The Historian-Narrator of World Enough and Time --
Biography and the Poet: Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce --
Conclusion: Making American Literary History.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: Jonathan S. Cullick.

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"In Making History, the first comprehensive survey of Warren's biographical narratives, Jonathan S. Cullick tracks a clear development toward autobiography in Warren's career. By applying narrative theory to that provocative trend, he then makes an intriguing discovery: Warren's discourse techniques dramatize his philosophy of history and ethics. Cullick unearths what might be called the "narrative syntax" of Warren's historical vision."--BOOK JACKET.

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