Carr to RPW Letter 7/30/65
In a personal letter to Warren, John Carr mentions his attendance at Warren's address on "Faulkner and the Negro," his "book on Negro leadership," and his reply in Newsweek to a reviewer, among other things.
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[The letter is manuscript in Carr's hand]
Dear Mr. Warren,
You may not recall, but I was
lucky enough to get backstage
the night you addressed the Southern Literary
Festival on the subject of Faulkner and the
Negro. I talked with you a short time
about, quote, The Movement, and was
given to understand the speech might
be printed in its unsynopsized form
at a later date.
I have enjoyed your books, particularly
All The King's Men, although it would be
even more interesting, I suspect, to
look at it when it was a verse play.
I have not had a chance to read your
book on Negrow leadership "now", since
I've been busy on an M.A. and other
projects, but I thoroughly enjoyed
your reply in Newsweek to a reviewer
of the story, and the line struck me
tremendously because the narrator is
one who has been spiritually and physically
away from the South and who is returning
spiritually, both to the South and himself-
he is a student who goes through the
Ole Miss [illegible] and occupation and a
love affair related to them, as all things were
then. Obviously, the reason I have to ask your
permission is that it is a private letter.
My address is on th letterhead and [word deleted] a reply will
[word deleted] reach me sooner there in any case.
Thank you for your trouble and for a damned