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The Cass Mastern material

the core of Robert Penn Warren"s "All the king"s men"

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Warren, Robert Penn, 1905- -- Sources,
    • Warren, Robert Penn, 1905- -- Knowledge -- History,
    • Literature and history -- United States,
    • Family in literature,
    • Ethics in literature,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited, with an introduction, by James A. Perkins.
      GenreSources.
      SeriesSouthern literary studies
      ContributionsPerkins, James A., 1941-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3545.A748 A7925 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 197 p. ;
      Number of Pages197
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3295508M
      ISBN 100807130400
      LC Control Number2004017915

      The period of the intrigue, the second phase of the story of Cass Mastern, lasted all of one academic year, part of the summer (for Cass was compelled to go back to Mississippi for his plantation affairs and to attend the wedding of his sister Lavinia, who married a well-connected young man named Willis Burden), and well through the next winter. The Great Spider Web In the book, “All The King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren, the character of Jack Burden gradually evolves into a person with a deeper comprehension of the world around him. Jack grapples with many new concepts, including the concept of whether or not knowledge is power. Jack’s profession involves digging into the past to discover information.

        If you need more information, call Beth Siwula at () , Ext. • Dr. James Perkins, professor of English at Westminster College, has written "The Cass Mastern Material: The core of Robert Penn Warren’s ‘All the King's Men.’ ” The book will be . James A. Perkins, a Professor Emeritus of English and Public Relations at Westminster College, holds degrees from Centre College, Miami University and The University of Tennessee. Perkins, who has written books on Robert Penn Warren, Robert Drake, David Madden and other southern writers, is also a poet and a short story writer.

        On this novel’s next-to-last page, Jack affirms his intention to “write the book I began years ago, the life of Cass Mastern [the subject of his dissertation], whom once I could not understand but whom, perhaps, I now may come to understand.”[10] The Cass Mastern story takes up all of the fourth of this novel’s ten chapters. Robert Penn McInerney. up with a pretty fair summation of that book's plot. history doctoral candidate Burden bases his dissertation on the s and s papers of Cass Mastern, which.


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The Cass Mastern Material. The Core of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men. Edited, with an Introduction, by. James A. Perkins.LSU Press, Baton Rouge.

One of the most striking parts of The Cass Mastern material book Penn Warren ' s novel All the King ' s Men is Chapter. This book includes the short story "Cass Mastern's Wedding Ring" (which became a chapter in ALL THE KING'S MEN), a untitled play about Cass Mastern, and criticism, etc.

The short story itself is interesting but can be a bit too "historic" at times. But basically, it's moral core of ALL THE KING'S MEN. The play is a special treat for fans of the 4/5(2).

The play was finally staged inand Perkins appends related letters, production notes, and an interview that provide a context for understanding the work's importance in Warren's career.

"I have always felt that the section is central to [All the King's Men]," Warren wrote, concerning the Cass Mastern : In The Cass Mastern Material, James A.

Perkins fully explores how this episode supplies the crucial piece to a puzzle surrounding Warren ' s novel, tracing the story ' s evolution through several versions and genres over almost twenty years.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Preface --Introduction / James A. Perkins --Cass Mastern's Wedding Ring / Robert Penn Warren --An Untitled Play: A Drama of the American Civil War / Robert Penn Warren --Appendix A.A Robert Penn Warren Time Line --Appendix B.

Correspondence Concerning the Cass Mastern Material. In All The Kings Men, Jack, finds for his dissertation to get his PhD, he writes on his great uncle, Cass Mastern. Cass Mastern was a poor when he was born, but his brother, becoming rich from cotton plantations, came back and supported Cass financially.

By the suggestion from Jefferson Davis, he went to Transylvania College in Lexington where through Jefferson, he.

James Perkins, professor of English at Westminster College, has awritten "The Cass Mastern Material: The core of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men.'" The book will be offered by the Louisiana State University Press in March "The most interesting thing that I got out of this book is a new interpretation of Warren's "All the King's Men," Perkins said.

All the King's Men is a novel by Robert Penn Warren first published in Its title is drawn from the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. InWarren won the Pulitzer Prize for All the King's Men.

It was adapted for a film in and ; the version won the Academy Award for Best Picture/5(K). In The Cass Mastern Material, James A. Perkins fully explores how this episode supplies the crucial piece to a puzzle surrounding Warren's novel, tracing the story's evolution through several versions and genres over almost twenty years.

Found here are both the earliest, short-story rendition of the Cass Mastern episode, originally published in. The World Is a Book, Indeed The World of Marcus Garvey The Worlds of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens.

All the King's Men: Theme Analysis Many of the main events depend on this theme for the purposes of the plot. It is the corruption of others and the shoddy building of a school, for example, that allows Willie to be noticed as a possible candidate for Governor. Just today when listening to the audiobook of THE ESSENTIAL WRITING OF HUNTER S.

THOMPSON and again in the opening paragraph in the preface to THE CASS MASTERN MATERIAL:THE CORE OF ROBERT PENN WARREN’S ALL THE KING’S MEN. Such a simple little story, with such simple nondescript characters, yet with such a significant meaning for a lot of us.

When chapter four, the Cass Mastern material, was reinserted in the third English edition of the novel (after having been left out of the first two editions), Warren wrote in his introductory statement, "I have always felt that the section is central to the novel.".

Among the things restored in the Restored Edition of All the King's Men (edited by Noel Polk and based on the "setting copy" of the novel found in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University) is the statement in chapter four that Jack Burden was related to Cass Mastern: "Cass Mastern was one of Jack Burden's father's two Author: James A.

Perkins, Patrick C. McCarthy, Frank D. Allen. James A. Perkins is the author of The Cass Mastern Material ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Decembers ( avg rating, 2 rating /5. Cass Mastern becomes, in the telling of his story throughout this chapter, a foil for Burden—unlucky in love, torn between serving a man he adores (Duncan) and serving his own ideals—and therefore an interesting mirror effect is evident, for Penn Warren is writing a character like him, Burden, who is writing a character like him, Mastern.

This is, in essence, the idea behind the Cass Mastern Material in All the King’s Men. Except the battle is not physical war (at least not yet).

Its the moral war of race and status confronting themselves in the soul of a single man (Cass Mastern) and manifesting themselves.

In the first taping, he will make some general remarks on the publication of he restored edition, and in the second, he will discuss his work on the Cass Mastern material.

Perkins, who has been at Westminster College sincehas been an NEH fellow at Yale University, New York University, and Princeton University, and was awarded a Fulbright.

(editor) The Cass Mastern Material: The Core of Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men", Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (coedited with James A Grimshaw) Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men: Three Stage Versions, Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, You can write a book review and share your experiences.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them., Free ebooks since.

Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren, Volume three, provides an indispensable glimpse of Warren the writer and the man, covering a crucial decade in his by Randy Hendricks and James A. Perkins, and introduced by William Bedford Clark, this collection of largely previously unpublished letters and newly discovered material documents Warren's time at the University of Author: Robert Penn Warren, William Bedford Clark, James A.

Perkins, Randy Hendricks, John D. Burt.All in all, The Cass Mastern Material is first-rate scholarship about a first-rate story that ended up being reworked into both a powerful novel and a not-so-powerful play.

Perkins is everywhere insightful and judicious, a wise commentator and a first-rate editor; and Kay L. Coughenour and James A.

Grimshaw Jr., in their production notes for the.found in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University) is the statement in chapter four that Jack Burden was related to Cass Mastern: "Cass Mastern was one of Jack Burden's father's two maternal uncles, a brother of his mother, Lavinia Mastern, a great-uncle to Jack Burden"3 (p.

).