Friday, December 6, 2013

29. All the King's Men. Robert Penn Warren.

29. Our discussion of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1947, it was made into movies of the same title in 1949 and 2006.  This novel is one of the most important of the 20th century, and it introduces the character of Willie Stark, a fictionalized version of Huey Long.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. Dec. 8 1872. P. B. S. Pinchback, 24th Governor of Louisiana. Pinchback made history by becoming the first African-American governor in American history.
  2. This week in Louisiana.
        December 5, 2013 - December 8, 2013
    Christmas Belles
    Dixie Center for the Arts
    Ruston, LA 71270
          A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters-Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye-are not exactly in a festive mood. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!
         General Admission Ticket prices at the door are $12 adults $6 students.
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