Interview with Richard Lewis, March 22, 1978

Project: Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Lewis reflects upon his friendship with Robert Penn Warren, whom he met during their tenures as professors at Yale University. The early days of their acquaintance are recalled, as well as more recent social gatherings. Lewis classifies Warren as a Southern American writer and is praised by Lewis for his literary versatility. Warren is then compared to other notable American writers of the past. Common literary themes that Warren used are explored, along with an exploration of the writer's personal life.

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1978oh014_rpw006

Interviewee Name

Richard Lewis

Interviewer Name

Susan E. Allen

Interview Date

1978-03-22

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Lewis, Richard Interview by Susan E. Allen. 22 Mar. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Lewis, R. (1978, March 22). Interview by S. E. Allen. Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Lewis, Richard, interview by Susan E. Allen. March 22, 1978, Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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