Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged by format.
Housed with multiple collections.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
2012MS192: [identification of item], Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren, 1946-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, Kentucky, in 1905. He attended public schools, graduated from Vanderbilt University, and became a Rhodes Scholar. He worked as a professor of English and playwriting at several American universities. A writer of novels, plays and poetry, Warren received numerous awards, including Pulitzer prizes for both fiction and poetry. He was one of the United States' leading literary figures and was named Poet Laureate of the United States.
The Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren comprises correspondence, compositions, and printed materials related to Robert Penn Warren and the opening of the play All the King's Men at the University of Minnesota. The collection includes a letter from Eric Bentley to Penn containing literary questions concerning Penn's writing as well as Penn's response.