Interview with Charles H. and Doris Foster, March 27, 1978

Project: Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project

  • Description
  • Play Interview
  • Rights & Request
  • Citation

Interview Summary

Charles and Doris Foster reflect upon their friendship with Robert Penn Warren, which began while they all lived in Iowa. Charles and Warren met as colleagues at the University of Iowa, while Doris knew the author through her husband. Charles Foster discusses their friendship after Warren's departure from Iowa, as well as the author's place among American novelists. The literary influences and characteristics of Warren are examined. Additionally, the literary criticism of Warren is discussed, along with the professors' shared interest in the Civil War. Next, the Fosters' relationship with Warren recently is described, accompanied by a personal anecdote recalled by Doris Foster.

Interview Accession

1978oh016_rpw008

Interviewee Name

Doris Foster

Charles H. Foster

Interviewer Name

Susan E. Allen

Interview Date

1978-03-27

Interview Rights

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Interview Usage

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Restriction

No Restrictions


access interview in full screen  

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Add this interview to your cart in order to begin the process of requesting access to a copy of and/or permission to reproduce interview(s). 


Foster, Doris Interview by Susan E. Allen. 27 Mar. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Foster, D. (1978, March 27). Interview by S. E. Allen. Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Foster, Doris, interview by Susan E. Allen. March 27, 1978, Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt75qf8jh07r