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Brother to Dragons

(1953)
A Tale in Verse And Voices
A collection of poems by

 
 
"This is Robert Penn Warren's best book. . . . Cruel sometimes, crude sometimes, obsessed sometimes, the book is always extraordinary: it does know, and knows sadly and tenderly, even. It is, in short, an event, a great one."-Randall Jarrell, New York Times Book Review The significantly revised version of Brother to Dragons appeared in 1979, twenty-six years after the original. It is, Warren wrote, "in some important senses, a new work." Told in the distinct voices of characters long dead and now gathered at an unspecified place and time, this long poem recalls events leading to and resulting from the 1811 murder of a young slave by Thomas Jefferson's nephew. "R.P.W." is the narrator of the tale, whose poignant ending brings not only reconciliation among the ghostly figures but healing for Warren's persona as well.



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Hardback Editions

July 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brother to Dragons
Author(s): Robert Penn Warren
ISBN: 0-394-50551-4 / 978-0-394-50551-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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June 1975 : UK Hardback

Title: Brother to Dragons
Author(s): Robert Penn Warren
ISBN: 0-436-56315-0 / 978-0-436-56315-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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August 1953 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brother to Dragons
Author(s): Robert Penn Warren
ISBN: 0-394-40312-6 / 978-0-394-40312-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

October 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices (Voices of the South)
Author(s): Robert Penn Warren
ISBN: 0-8071-2123-1 / 978-0-8071-2123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: LSU Press
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