Unformatted text preview: Allen Tate also helped Warren launch his career as a writer. While at Vanderbilt, Tate urged Warren to show his poetry to the editors of The Fugitive and The Double Dealer, and he was soon publishing them. For example, Warren had twenty-four poems in The Fugitive during his junior and senior years; the first, "Crusade," was published in June 1923. Several years later, during the summer of 1928, Tate also helped Warren to get a commission to write a biography of John Brown. Appearing in November 1929, John Brown: The Making of a Martyr was Warren's first published book. Warren graduated summa cum laude in 1925. That fall he began graduate study in English at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a teaching fellow, and his major interests were Elizabethan tragedy and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry. Compared with the literary tragedy and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry....
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