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All the King's Men: A Play By Robert Penn Warren,

  • Title: All the King's Men: A Play
  • Author: Robert Penn Warren
  • ISBN: 9780394405025
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. There are some books I love, and others I respect or emulate and admire All the King s Men managed to be all three indeed, as I write this an hour or two after finishing, I am hard pressed to describe either the book or my feelings for it, except to say that it is a big aching book, big as life itself, and that one ought to read it if only for the churning, impossible feeling it leaves you with after Georg Lukacs, in his 1916 classic, The Theory of the Novel, wrote that great novelists finger th [...]

    2. This book is a little bit tough to get into but has a huge payoff if you put a little work into it It chronicles the story of the rise of fictional governor Willie The Boss Stark to power, and his subsequent fall from grace Stark begins as an idealist, but then realizes that politics is where idealism goes to die Stark turns into a corrupt governor, but one who uses his questionable methods to get his ideas done in an effective way The story is told through the eyes of Jack Burden, a newspaperma [...]

    3. Like a locomotive All the King s Men roared into my life, changed my view of the potential of fiction and burned the name Robert Penn Warren into my brain forever.A powerful story told in sparkling, beautiful prose picked me up as it raced towards its conclusion with a frightening story of how a man like Huey Long could grab, keep, and abuse power.Although Warren denies it The Boss seems to me to be a thinly disguised Huey Long, a populist who aspired for the White House.Willie Stark starting ou [...]

    4. I wanted to read this because is is considered an American classic It is said in many circles that it is one of the best novelizations of the American political system It took me awhile to get through it, Robert Penn Warren s writing style may be off putting to some people He has long drawn out explanations that sometimes in my opinion are a little TOO much, taking the reader away from the central story I think Warren s strengths in being able to weave words and make the reader really see his st [...]

    5. A loosely fictionalized account of Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, one of the nation s most astounding politicians All the King s Men tells the story of Willie Stark, a southern fried politician who builds support by appealing to the common man and playing dirty politics with the best of the back room deal makers Though Stark quickly sheds his idealism, his right hand man, Jack Burden who narrates the story retains it and proves to be a thorn in the new governor s side Stark becomes a successfu [...]

    6. I wrote a big fat report on this in junior year of high school and found out a lot about how politics work, so it s worth a read for that I remember that there are some literary values to it, but it s not what I remember 30 odd years later.

    7. Not really a fan of the kind of play where the narrator has to continually fill the audience in on what has happened between scenes or in the past of the characters lives May be different to actually see the play than read it.

    8. This is one of the greatest novels I ve ever read Definitely in my top 5, along with the Bible, Shakespeare, and Faulkner.

    9. A very interesting play about the rise and fall of a political figure Other than a slow start, strong characters and interesting shocking moments make this a play worth reading.

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