In the fall of he entered the Guthrie School from which he graduated at age He did not then enter college as his mother felt he was too young and went instead, in September, , to Clarksville High School, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, graduating after the full school year. In the spring of he suffered an injury to his left eye from a rock throwing incident perpetrated by his younger brother. The injury eventually led to removal of the eye. He earlier had obtained an appointment to the United States Naval Academy but because of the eye the appointment was cancelled and in the fall of he entered Vanderbilt University at age Also he became involved with two groups; the Fugitives and the Agrarians.
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A month later, Warren published an expanded version of the article as a small book titled Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South. In , he published Who Speaks for the Negro? Main character Willie Stark resembles Huey Pierce Long — , the radical populist governor of Louisiana whom Warren was able to observe closely while teaching at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge from to The opera Willie Stark by Carlisle Floyd to his own libretto based on the novel was first performed in Promises also won the annual National Book Award for Poetry.
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry on February 26, In , he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Personal life[ edit ] His first marriage was to Emma Brescia. He is buried at Stratton, Vermont, and, at his request, a memorial marker is situated in the Warren family gravesite in Guthrie, Kentucky. His son and daughter, Gabriel and Rosanna Warren , were in attendance.
The center promotes "interdisciplinary research and study in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The original name of the apartments was changed to The Penn Warren in
On one hand, there were those who took the thing to be a not-so-covert biography of, and apologia for, Senator Long, and the author to be not less than a base minion of the great man. This equation led, in different quarters, to quite contradictory interpretations of the novel. It is only at the end of the novel that Jack realizes this. His son and daughter, Gabriel and Rosanna Warrenwere in attendance. Thus, Stark fulfills the wishes of many of the characters, or seems to do so.