The author considersWarren’s place in American intellectual history, which is at present problematic. He argues thatWarrenmust be seen as more than a “Southerner.” Though he dealt with Southern materials and saw himself as an uprooted exile and wanderer,Warrenemerged from a modernist ethos and went on to write in an existentialist idiom. His career was played out on a world stage.
"Divorcing Robert Penn Warren from the South,"
Robert Penn Warren Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/rpwstudies/vol5/iss1/11