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ROBERT PENN WARREN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1986 - HFSID 224646

ROBERT PENN WARREN. ALS: "Robert Penn Warren" on verso of personal postal card, 5½x3¼. Fairfield, Connecticut, no date, but circa 1986. On card imprinted with his name and return address to "Dear Mr. Samples". In full: "It is indeed a pleasure to have your note.

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ROBERT PENN WARREN. ALS: "Robert Penn Warren" on verso of personal postal card, 5½x3¼. Fairfield, Connecticut, no date, but circa 1986. On card imprinted with his name and return address to "Dear Mr. Samples". In full: "It is indeed a pleasure to have your note. All good wishes -". Typed address to Lieutenant Colonel David Samples, Brooklyn, New York on front. 14-cent Sinclair Lewis stamp affixed, postmarked Bridgeport, Connecticut, April 10, 1986. 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. Postal markings touch two words of writing (completely legible). Slightly creased at upper margin. Fine condition.

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