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Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices (Voices of the South)

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"This is Robert Penn Warren's best book. . . . Cruel sometimes, crude sometimes, obsessed sometimes, the book is always extraordinary: it does know, and knows sadly and tenderly, even. It is, in short, an event, a great one."-Randall Jarrell, New York Times Book Review The significantly revised version of Brother to Dragons appeared in 1979, twenty-six years after the original. It is, Warren wrote, "in some important senses, a new work." Told in the distinct voices of characters long dead and now gathered at an unspecified place and time, this long poem recalls events leading to and resulting from the 1811 murder of a young slave by Thomas Jefferson's nephew. "R.P.W." is the narrator of the tale, whose poignant ending brings not only reconciliation among the ghostly figures but healing for Warren's persona as well.

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The significantly revised version of Brother to Dragons appeared in 1979, twenty-six years after the original. It is, Warren wrote, "in some important senses, a new work". Told in the distinct voices of characters long dead and now gathered at an unspecified place and time, the poem recalls events leading to and resulting from the 1811 murder of a young slave by Thomas Jefferson's nephew. "R.P.W". is the narrator of the versified tale, whose poignant ending brings not only reconciliation among the ghostly figures but healing for Warren's persona as well.

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ISBN:
9780807121238
Author:
Warren, Robert Penn
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Location:
Baton Rouge :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Lewis, Lucy Jefferson
Subject:
Murder -- Kentucky -- History -- Poetry.
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas
Subject:
African Americans - Crimes against - Kentucky
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
A new version.
Edition Description:
A New Version
Series:
Voices of the South
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.99x5.98x.38 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The significantly revised version of Brother to Dragons appeared in 1979, twenty-six years after the original. It is, Warren wrote, "in some important senses, a new work". Told in the distinct voices of characters long dead and now gathered at an unspecified place and time, the poem recalls events leading to and resulting from the 1811 murder of a young slave by Thomas Jefferson's nephew. "R.P.W". is the narrator of the versified tale, whose poignant ending brings not only reconciliation among the ghostly figures but healing for Warren's persona as well.
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