" Not only a fine critical appreciation of Robert Penn Warren's poetry but also an important contribution to philosophical reflection on the interrelationship of aesthetics, ethics, and politics - and a timely reflection on racism, memory, and Southern cultural identity."
"An impressive amalgamation of critical modes--deft close readings, historically informed discussions, and applications of poststructural theory are all well represented in the study."
"This book will be of use to scholars who are interested in re-reading Robert Penn Warren in new ways, and in new contexts, as befitting the revisions of modern studies begun over the past few years."
"Provides some of the most lucid and most useful criticism of Warren's poetry in any context."
"One of the best critical treatments of Warren in recent years."
--Southern Literary Journal