Interview with Isabella Gardner, January 8, 1981

Project: Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Gardner discusses her friendship with Robert Penn Warren that resulted from her ex-husband, Allen Tate, a contemporary of Warren's. The closeness of Warren and Tate is emphasized, as well as a shared background deeply rooted in the South. Many descriptions of Tate's personal life are given, as well as his apparent racism towards minorities. Biographers and research upon Tate are also examined.

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1981oh004_rpw034

Interviewee Name

Isabella Gardner

Interviewer Name

David Farrell

Interview Date

1981-01-08

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Gardner, Isabella Interview by David Farrell. 08 Jan. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gardner, I. (1981, January 08). Interview by D. Farrell. Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gardner, Isabella, interview by David Farrell. January 08, 1981, Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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