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Unformatted text preview: Life and Times Most writers are satisfied if they are successful in one or two areas of just one literary genre. A few have been successful in two genres. In comparison with the usual career of a writer, however, Robert Penn Warren's career is astounding. He is a prize-winning novelist who has written ten novels. He is also a prize-winning poet who has published thirteen collections of poetry. Indeed, he is the only American writer to have been awarded Pulitzer Prizes for both poetry and fiction. In addition, he is one of the most important critical theorists in America in the twentieth century, and, with Cleanth Brooks, he has written and edited several textbooks for literature and rhetoric that have had a major impact on the way those subjects are taught. He has also written other literary criticism, a number of fine short stories, plus biography and drama, as well as authored several works that analyze and...
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