Joseph Wensink is a PhD candidate in English at Brandeis University, where he teaches writing. He has written on the links between intellectual history and the modern American novel, and is particularly interested in studying Warren’s Jack Burden as a failed idealist. In his talk, he offered a close reading of several passages from the book that shed light on Burden’s character. Download the handout from this talk in PDF format.
This talk was part of the seminar on All the King’s Men on October 20, 2007. We welcome your feedback on Wensink’s talk.