Robert Penn Warren's Love Affair with America Academic Article uri icon


  • This article focuses on American poet Robert Penn Warren. As the Bicentennial Year came to a close, Warren published a poem, "Bicentennial," which repays careful study as an index to his mood as the United States celebrated its two-hundredth year of independence. The range of Warren's work, in poetry, fiction, and historical and social commentary, is a vibrant response to the promise of the U.S., but a response chastened by an acknowledgment that people often promise themselves more than they can deliver-or have bargained for.

published proceedings

  • Southern Review

author list (cited authors)

  • Clark, W. B

complete list of authors

  • Clark, WB

publication date

  • January 1986