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All the King's Men (book)

27 Ratings: 3.1
A novel by Robert Penn Warren

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Author: Robert Penn Warren
Genre: Political Fiction
Publisher: Harvest Books
Date Published: September 5, 2006
3 reviews about All the King's Men (book)
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review by . October 26, 2009
My immediate reaction to All the King’s Men was that Robert Penn Warren’s profoundly vivid prose is more akin to music than text, and experiencing his story makes one realize that reading other books is like listening to music in mono.  A quick taste:      “The season was like the fine big-breasted daughter of some poor spavined share-cropper, a girl popping her calico but still having a waist, with pink cheeks and bright eyes and just a little perspiration …
review by . July 15, 2009
All the Kings' Men by Robert Penn Warren
The themes of “All the King’s Men” include the issues of idealism versus pragmatism, whether or not the ends can justify the means, and whether or not the truth really sets one free. The reader is forced to confront the notion that people are not all good or bad: “the human contraption is a very complicated contraption and they are not good or bad but are good and bad and the good comes out of the bad and the bad out of good.” In fact, Jack voices the notion that …
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