Interview with Cleanth Brooks, May 10, 1978

Project: Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Brooks reflects upon his friendship with former colleague at both Yale and Louisiana State Universities, Robert Penn Warren. The course of their acquaintance is given in chronological order. Their tenures at LSU are emphasized, including the establishment of the Southern Review (a literary quarterly). Warren and Brooks' collaborations on several textbooks are mentioned as well. The more recent years between the two are recalled, including their time as professors at Yale. Lastly, Brooks characterizes the disposition of Warren.

Interview Accession

1979oh247_rpw019

Interviewee Name

Cleanth Brooks

Interviewer Name

David Farrell

Interview Date

1978-05-10

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Brooks, Cleanth Interview by David Farrell. 10 May. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brooks, C. (1978, May 10). Interview by D. Farrell. Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brooks, Cleanth, interview by David Farrell. May 10, 1978, Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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