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All the King’s Men Characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ot much of one of goodness in a sinful world Willie Stark Warren’s lightly disguised version of Huey Long the one time Louisiana strongmangovernor begins as a genuine tribune of the people and ends as a murderous populist demagogue Jack Burden is hi This was a wonderful book I listened to it on Audible but it was so well written that I have ordered hard copy as well The story of Willie Stark and Jack Burden which are the same story as the narrator says is both poignant and realistic Seen through the cynical and poetic eyes of Burden the Southern cronyism of Huey Long is parodied here and honestly reminds me of recent and current American political history The writing is absolutely spectacular Penn Warren is the only person ever to win Pulitzers for both Fiction and Poetry and even his prose here is chock full of vivid images and analogies I loved all the characters Sugarboy Ann and Adam Stanton the Judge Jack s mother Sadieeach one is perfectly crafted even when they are somewhat one dimensional there is still humanity in each of them The one negative is the use of the n word but I suppose that Jack would have spoken this way and that back in 46 when it was written attitudes were definitely different That being said Jack does seem to take some offense at how blacks are treated he is less obliging about women in my view despite his nihilism towards everyone and everything else The side story of Cass was excellent as well There is almost nothing to fault in this book and it deserves a place up with the greatest American 20th century fiction Five stars hands down

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All the King’s Men Characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF S press agent who carries out the boss’s orders first without objection then in the face of his own increasingly troubled conscience And the politics For Warren that’s simply the arena most likely to prove that man is a fallen creature Which it do At first glance Willie Stark seems like he would have been the perfect Tea Party candidate He uses fiery rhetoric to stir up crowds by claiming to be just like them and that he s going to bust the heads of those evil ole politicians at the state house to force them the straighten up and do things the right way But on the other hand Willie actually knows something about government and uses his tactics to improve the lives of poor people by taxing the wealthy and using that money to do things like improve roads and provide free health care so maybe he wouldn t fit in with Sarah Palin after allThis classic novel tells the story of Willie Stark through the eyes of Jack Burden Jack came from a privileged background but eventually turned his back on that life and became a cynical political newspaper reporter in an unnamed corrupt southern state When Jack first meets Stark he thinks of him as Cousin Willie from the country because of his rube manner Stark is a smart hardworking and principled county commissioner but he gets in over his head when he tries to award a government contract to the actual best bid and the corrupt politicians trash him for itThen Stark is tricked into running for governor by the state political machine to split the rural vote and make sure that the party favorite wins Stark had been getting nowhere with his carefully planned speeches that patiently explained needed changes to the tax codes and other government business but when he finds out he s been played for a fool Stark finds his voice as an angry hick who is tired of being abused by the politicians Using his new populist tactics of playing up his upbringing as a poor farm boy who taught himself law at nights and promises to kick the collective ass of the political good ole boy network Stark eventually does win the governorship and Jack joins him as his political hatchet manStark no longer cares about doing things the right way He becomes a political force in the state through a combination of bullying cajoling or bribing anyone who gets in his way To Willie s way of thinking the state is full of sons of bitches that he either has to buy or break to get things done and he is now fully convinced that the ends justify the means He does actually follow through on his promises to try and help the common people of the state but many consider him even dangerous than the corrupt people he s fightingJack has no problems with the way that Willie runs thing until the governor gets angry at the incorruptible Judge Irwin for backing a rival in an election When Willie can t charm or bully the Judge into falling into line he orders Jack to dig up some dirt on the man However Jack has known and admired the Judge since childhood so he has reservations about the assignment Trying to find the Judge s dirty laundry brings back Jack s issues with his mother and father and the girl he loved and lost Anne Stanton Things get even stickier when Willie decides that the only man to run his new pet project a huge modern hospital is Ann s brother and Jack s childhood friend AdamI absolutely loved the way that Stark is portrayed in this book It was inspired by Huey P Long in Louisiana a politician who accomplished a lot for the poor of his state but did so with highly uestionable methods Willie does indeed want to protect the common people from the sons of bitches who have let the state wallow in poverty and neglect while lining their pockets but this isn t a simple case of power corrupting either Willie always had a lot of ambitions for his political career and he tried to play it straight at first because he thought that s how it was done Once he saw the ugliness of reality behind the scenes Willie seemingly adopts the same tactics without a second thought Power didn t change Willie he changed to get and keep power and he seems to relish his opportunities to take revenge on the types who screwed him over early in his career Warren s prose is elegant and lyrical He brings an entire region alive with a cast that includes everyone from the high society to the poorest farmers His descriptions are so good that you can almost feel the humidity and hear the insects at times However he did tend to go on a bit long for my taste when relaying Jack s personal history and insights I would have liked of Willie laying on the charm or ruthlessly taking down an opponentThey say that watching government work is like watching sausage get made Everyone wants the finished product but no one wants to see how it s done This story gives weight to this idea It s something that will make any reader think about whether one can get anything done in a democracy without deals being cut or threats being made Even if the goal is accomplished is the whole thing tainted because of how it came about And how can a person with even the best of intentions work in a system like this without becoming corrupted

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All the King’s Men Characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF More than just a classic political novel Warren’s tale of power and corruption in the Depression era South is a sustained meditation on the unforeseen conseuences of every human act the vexing connectedness of all people and the possibility it’s n Compelling overstuffed overplotted sexist labyrinthine poetic atmospheric To me this book s status as The Great American Political Novel seems like a terrific bitter joke because the author s vision of politics is comprised entirely of blackmail physical intimidation pork barreling rabble rousing nepotism bribery rigged elections and hilariously contrived family values photo shoots I love the scene where a photographer and two aides attempt to wrestle a comatose foul smelling dog into position for a shot of the dog leaping up to greet its beloved master the GovernorI would place this novel in the Philosophical Potboiler genre together with East of Eden and Sophie s Choice There are lengthy meditations on the Human Condition the nature of History the problem of Free Will the Original Sin of slavery as a hereditary taint corrupting the southern upper class etc woven among scenes featuring such archetypes as the Angelic Woman Anne Stanton the Demonic Woman Sadie Burke and Cass Mastern s mistress the Saintly Aesthete and Crypto Homosexual Adam Stanton the Seductive Mother the Colonel Sanders With a Secret Judge Irwin and What s Bred in the Bone Coming Out in the Flesh Tom Stark the embodiment of his father s egoism and brutality In the ranks of minor characters we find the Long Suffering Wife in the Country Mrs Stark and Flannery O Connor style Mad Missionary Jack s father What an arrayThere are a number of rather heavy handed themes of which I thought the most interesting was the contrast between Jack the self identified student of history and product of History and Willie the man without a history no family no formal education no tradition nothing to explain his ambition charisma ruthlessness and power over others There seems to be a trade off between History and Act Jack is Burdened by the past at every level his parents broken marriage his half mad father his unfinished dissertation the end of the plantation class s reign in Southern politics the guilt of slavery He lives in a fog of depression cynicism sophistication and rationalization He is fascinated by Willie at their first meeting because Willie is his opposite an earnest rube who seems unaware of his own dorkiness and believes the political game could and should be played fair But Willie isn t just a naif He s also a kind of monster Even at that early stage there s a monstrous ego and ambition germinating inside him ambition not for political goals but for personal power and domination Where does his ambition come from What sets Willie apart from any other impoverished child of dirt farmers in any other wretched little town like Mason City And which side is the true Willie Stark the idealist who fights on behalf of poor farmers and families the builder of new roads and schools and hospitals or the bully who fights for the sadistic joy of humiliating and dominating others These mysteries haunt the novel and Penn Warren never offers a solution Willie remains an enigma from start to finish In fact I felt that Penn Warren wrote himself into a corner he COULDN T solve the enigma of Willie Stark s origins and essential nature so he shifted focus to the solvable mysteries in Jack Burden s pastI don t think the Jack Burden plot has aged particularly well It has the kind of heavy handed Freudianism you see in 1950s movies the seductive mother the discovery of the True Father the taboo of virginity the sorting of women into angels and whores spirits and bodies Almost every character has at least one light or dark double WillieJack WillieAdam JackAdam SadieAnn BurdenIrwin LoisAnn etc which is very schematic The happy ending is only achieved by the deathdisappearance of everyone but Jack and Ann they don t so much overcome or escape the Burden of history as have history conveniently relax its grip on them

  • Paperback
  • 439
  • All the King’s Men
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • English
  • 09 July 2020
  • 9780156004800