The Cave (Kentucky Voices) (Paperback)
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813191553, 424pp.
Publication Date: February 24, 2006
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In his sixth novel, The Cave (1959), Robert Penn Warren tells the story of a young man trapped in a cave in fictional Johntown, Tennessee. His predicament becomes the center of national attention as television cameras, promoters, and newscasters converge on the small town to exploit the rescue attempts and the thousands of spectators gathered at the mouth of the cave.
About the Author
Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), born in Guthrie, Kentucky, was one of America's most revered writers, producing fiction, poetry, history, and criticism, much of it focusing on the moral dilemmas of the South. He served as America's first poet laureate. He received the Pulitzer Prize three times, for his novel All the King's Men and for his books of poetry Promises: Poems 1954--1956 and Now and Then. He is also the author of Portrait of a Father and Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back.