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All the King's Men (Reprint) (Paperback)

All the King's Men (Reprint) (Paperback)
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  • Book Subgenre: Classics, General, Literary
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format Books: paperback
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Reviewer: Russell Baker, (New York Times)

"'Willie Stark,' the character [Warren] created from Huey Long, is one of the giants of American literature and will probably be remembered long after Huey himself is forgotten. Except in Louisiana, of course."

Reviewer: Robert Penn Warren, (New York Times Book Review)

"...[W]hen I entered Louisiana, my imagination was already trapped in speculation about the struggle for power in the world of politics--specifically in a Southern state....[I]f you were living in Louisiana, you knew you were living in history defining itself before your eyes. And you knew that you were not seeing a half-drunk hick buffoon performing an old routine, but were witnessing a drama which was a version of the world's drama, and the drama of history, too, the old drama of power and ethics....One of my duties was to teach a senior Shakespeare class, and in Shakespeare that question of power and ethics--and the question of determination in history--is frequent and vivid. I read Shakespeare, and many books about him, with a growing thought of Huey [Long]--who, behind his mask of idiotic or vulgar clowning, might suddenly be brilliant, inevitable, ruthless."

Reviewer: Sinclair Lewis

"Massive, of our few national galleries of character."

"If the game of naming the Great American Novel is still being played anywhere, Warren's 'All the King's Men' would easily make the final rounds."

Reviewer: Diana Trilling, (Nation)

"For sheer virtuosity, for the sustained drive of its prose, for the speed and evenness of its pacing, for its precision of language...I doubt whether it can be matched in American fiction."