ROBERT PENN WARREN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 01/08/1981 - HFSID 185887
Sale Price $252.00
ROBERT PENN WARREN
Robert Penn Warren sends a letter asking if some books sent to him for autographs had been returned.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Robert Penn Warren" on verso of postal card, 5½x3¼. Fairfield, Connecticut, 1981 January 8. To "Dear Mr. Williams". In full: "I found a brief note among items I had thought answered by you. Do I make out that some books sent to me (for autograph?) had never been returned. I am puzzled. Help me. Sincerely". Handwritten return address on front: "R.P. Warren, 2495 Redding Run, Fairfield, Conn. 06430". Addressed by Warren to: "Mr. Henry Williams, 212 Gunther St., St. Mary's, Georgia 31558". 9-cent metered postage with 1-cent "the Ability to Write" stamp affixed, postmarked Bridgeport, CT, month and day illegible, 1981. Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), the only writer to win Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry, captured the 1947 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for All the King's Men, his classic novel of southern politics based on the career of Louisiana Governor Huey Long. He won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Promises: Poems 1954-1956, and the 1979 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Now and Then: Poems 1976-1978. Warren, who served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1944-1945, was the first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1986-1987). In 1980, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Slightly creased. Minor show through of postal markings at writing (all legible). Overall, fine condition.
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