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Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren, 1946-1947

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey

Title

Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren

Date

1946-1947

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2012MS192: [identification of item], Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren, 1946-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Cubic feet

11 items

Biography/History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Subjects

  • Bentley, Eric
  • American literature--Kentucky--History and criticism
  • Authors, American--Kentucky.
  • Authors--Correspondence.
  • Plays.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1947, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 13]
All The King's Men material, 1946-1947
[Box: 1, Folder: 14]
Robert Penn Warren bibliography, circa 1946
[Box: 1, Folder: 15]
Printed materials, 1946-1947
[Box: 1, Folder: 16]