Interview with Rene Wellek, November 21, 1978

Project: Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Wellek reflects on his friendship with Robert Penn Warren, which began at Iowa State University during the early stages of WWII. Their working relationship continued at Yale, as they both became professors at the Ivy League university. The origins of New Criticism in relation to Warren are discussed. Additionally, Wellek gives an analysis on Warren's stylistic evolution as both a novelist and a poet. Wellek also describes many social occasions with Warren throughout the years as well.

Interview Accession

1978oh161_rpw014

Interviewee Name

Rene Wellek

Interviewer Name

Susan E. Allen

Interview Date

1978-11-21

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Wellek, Rene Interview by Susan E. Allen. 21 Nov. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wellek, R. (1978, November 21). Interview by S. E. Allen. Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wellek, Rene, interview by Susan E. Allen. November 21, 1978, Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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