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All the King's Men

Robert Penn Warren

More than just a classic political novel, Warren’s tale of power and corruption in the Depression-era South is a sustained meditation on the unforeseen consequences of every human act, the vexing connectedness of all people and the possibility—it’s not much of one—of goodness in a sinful world. Willie Stark, Warren’s lightly disguised version of Hu...
Publish Date
October 1
First Published in 1946
Goodreads rating
Mar 22, 2021
Good article on the valuable lessons about the politics of resentment from a great book (and film), All the King's Men, one of my favorites, on its 75th anniversary.      source
Mar 24, 2019
A political novel written by a poet whose pitiless insight into human fallibility penetrates MRI-deep. Inspired by the surreal saga of Louisiana politician Huey Long, All the King's Men is more relevant today than the year it was written. Some passages are as fine as any in American literature.      source