As human beings, we are prone to all sorts of misreadings: of literary works, of others, of ourselves. This scholarly and personal visit to “The Briar Patch” reveals a younger Warren subtly, perhaps even unconsciously, advocating integration in a world that in the 1920’s was not (and some might say still isn’t) ready to accept full equality.
"Raised in the Briar Patch: Misreading Warren’s Essay on Race,"
Robert Penn Warren Studies: Vol. 7, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/rpwstudies/vol7/iss1/10