In comparing Jack Burden as narrator in the 1946 version of All the King’s Men to Jack Burden as narrator in Noel Polk’s 2001 Restored Edition of the novel, the originally published Jack Burden emerges as the better narrator, and the 1946 version is the better for it. Warren’s original editor, Lambert Davis, deserves some of the credit for this improvement.
"The Editing of Jack Burden,"
Robert Penn Warren Studies: Vol. 7, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/rpwstudies/vol7/iss1/9