Although a father of New Criticism, Warren did not always restrict his analysis of a text to the text itself. In his work with John Marston’s satires, Warren appears to go against what will become key attributes of New Critical theory. This essay explores Warren’s work with Marston’s satires, in particular examining his historicizing of the text, arguing for a more complicated view of Warren’s New Criticism.
"A Critical Look at Robert Penn Warren’s New (and old) Criticism on Satire,"
Robert Penn Warren Studies: Vol. 9, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/rpwstudies/vol9/iss1/11