Robert Penn Warren Oral History Collection
Subjects:Robert Penn Warren, Circus in the Attic, Venable family, John Wesley Venable Jr., John Wesley Venable Sr., Alice Venable, Kent Greenfield, Warren family, Christian County (Ky.), Todd County (Ky.), Authors, Literature, Guthrie (Ky.)
Transcripts, notes, and cassette tapes for interviews conducted by Dr. Wilford Fridy, Western Kentucky University English professor, with individuals who knew or knew about John Wesley Venable, Jr., the person on whom Robert Penn Warren based the character Bolton Lovehart in his novella "Circus in the Attic." Interviews mention other people and places that Warren knew in Todd County, Kentucky. Also includes tapes of Robert Penn Warren giving a speech, reading some of his work, and an interview with Warren. For a finding aid to this collection click this link http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3064&context=d...