Another particularly important period in Warren

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Another particularly important period in Warren's career began in 1934, when he became Assistant  Professor of English at Louisiana State University. His stay at LSU coincided with the height of Huey  Long's power, and Warren had a chance to watch, first-hand, Long's political maneuverings. Critics  have long tried to find the sources for Warren's fiction in his experiences, a tendency that has been  fueled by the similarities between Willie Stark and Huey Long. It is true that  All the King's Men  seems  to have had its genesis in 1937-38, while Warren was at LSU; his poetry certainly suggests that he  was thinking seriously about decency, democracy, and power at the time. Cleanth Brooks was also at Louisiana State at this time, and Warren's collaboration with him  produced several textbooks that had a major impact on literary study: 
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