ROBERT PENN WARREN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/19/1977 - HFSID 224645
Sale Price $252.00
ROBERT PENN WARREN
A thank you note written by the only writer to win Pulitzer Prizes in both fiction and poetry
Autograph Letter signed: "Robert Penn Warren", 5½x3½ post card. Fairfield, Connecticut, 1977 February 19. To "Dear Col. Samples". On personal letterhead, addressed on verso in signer's hand to M. David Samples, New York City. In full: "How gratefully I received your letter - & how generous of you to write it. You can imagine how a writer feels when a stranger far away, is moved to make contact. Gratefully & with all best wishes." Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) 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. He served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1944-1945 and was the first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1986-1987. In 1980, Robert Penn Warren was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Fine condition.
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