Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thomas McHaney - Chair
This dissertation examines Robert Penn Warren‘s use of Arthurian legend, Judeo-Christian folklore, Norse mythology, and ancient vegetation rituals in his first four novels. It also illustrates how the use of these myths helps define Warren‘s Agrarian ideals while underscoring his subtle references to these ideals in his early fiction.
Butts, IV, Leverett Belton, "Heroes with a Hundred Names: Mythology and Folklore in Robert Penn Warren's Early Fiction." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2009.