Overdue Episode 130: All The King’s Men

August 24, 2015

Andrew Cunningham Craig Getting

Robert Penn Warren’s 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the King’s Men has been called “uneven as a corduroy road,” “sloppy,” and “one of American literature’s definitive political novels.” That all seems accurate when you consider that it’s a 600-page melange of detective work, City Hall intrigue, and philosophizing about the fallibility of man.

Join us this week for a discussion of headgums and selling out, movie-burping, New Criticism, meat axes, Huey Long, and the bummer that is American politics.