All the King's Men (Penguin Modern Classics)

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All the King's Men (Penguin Modern Classics)

All the King's Men (Penguin Modern Classics)

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As Louis Armstrong is reported to have said, there's some folks that, if they don't know, you can't tell 'em .

The painfully awkward silence, and Jack’s mother’s subsequent response that she did not know he ‘…felt that – that way! In achieving this office Stark comes to embrace various forms of corruption and builds an enormous political machine based on patronage and intimidation. La plupart des figures évoluent, mais certaines demeurent immuables, comme le chirurgien qui, à la fin, est à l'origine d'un événement tragique. The beginning of the end starts when the virtuous Judge Irwin starts sniffing around him and Stark decides to use his usual method of threats and intimidation. Reason Book was Chosen: I asked Joel Tomlin, owner of Landmark Booksellers in Franklin, Tennessee, what books by southern authors he suggested I read.The trajectory of Stark's career is interwoven with Jack Burden's life story and philosophical reflections: "the story of Willie Stark and the story of Jack Burden are, in one sense, one story. Hmm, it’s actually several months since I read it now, but I don’t remember anything like that in it. This is a photo of the Franklin Library signed limited edition was issued many years after the first edition.

Many would rank Long as one of the most corrupt, but honestly, some would tell you he did a great deal of good for the state and might have done the same for the country had he ever been elected president. But of course the themes resonate for those of us who live in other democracies, since all share the same fundamental weakness – that those who stand for office are as fallible and flawed as everyone else. That is Robert Penn Warren's lush "All the King's Men,""--"Los Angeles Times Book Review" "It's a measure of the enduring worth of "All the King's Men" that Willie Stark has entered our collective literary consciousness, in the company of Captain Ahab, Huck Finn, Jay Gatsby, Holden Caulfield, Rabbit Angstrom, and very few others.The New York Times critic snootily observed that it wasn’t “a great novel or a completely finished work of art.

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