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A gradual romp through the non masterpiece non All the King s Men grove of Robert Penn Warren novels continues to bear tasty fruit Why is his Pulitzer winner the only one of his novels any bookstore stocks I think a Warren renaissance is in order Flood isn t quite up to the standards of RPW s The Cave, which I d previously spelunked, but it, too, shows off quite enough of his strengths to warrant a recommendation Warren s novels feature flashbacks galore, an insistent, sometimes repe A gradual romp through the non masterpiece non All the King s Men grove of Robert Penn Warren novels continues to bear tasty fruit Why is his Pulitzer winner the only one of his novels any bookstore stocks I think a Warren renaissance is in order Flood isn t quite up to the standards of RPW s The Cave, which I d previously spelunked, but it, too, shows off quite enough of his strengths to warrant a recommendation Warren s novels feature flashbacks galore, an insistent, sometimes repetitive love of language, not much regard for readers who want their plots quick and hard hitting In Flood, a former native, now a screenwriter, and his director have come to give cinematic witness to the demise of Fiddlersburg, Tenn., soon to be flooded because of a dam project For Bradwell Tolliver, the return to Fiddlersburg spawns dark memories that won t go away Memories of the crumbling of his marriage and his drunken role as the trigger that led to the death of his sister s lover at the hands of her husband The past, persistent bugger, ain t through with Brad it never is in a Warren novel Brad and Hollywood big shot Yasha Jones visit Fiddlersburg for inspiration Brad isn t sure how best to present his screen treatment through the eyes of a one armed, dying white preacher trying to stay alive long enough to give the town its benediction A black preacher with an uneasy relationship with the whites of the town A hardened black prisoner nearing execution in the penitentiary that looms over the town and will survive the flood A doctor in the outside world now practicing medicine or trying he s lost his touch as a prisoner after his incarceration for the murder of Brad s sister s fling All these people color Brad s thinking as he steeps in old memories Then there s the pretty blind woman who beguiles Brad, and Brad s memories of his ex wife, Lettice that s right , lost to him after the murder scandal a swamp rat called Frog Eye and an enthusiastic deputy warden at the prison, Mr Budd Warren has little desire to take the basic premise in the direction many people probably feel it should go I can see critics making masturbatory gestures right now , and it s hard for the reader to really get too far inside his characters, but for those who ve read him, he delivers again In Flood, place makes the man, and Bradwell Tolliver can t leave Fiddlersburg even in Hollywood, even as his hometown is about to cease to be Robert Penn Warren is special and I always forget that anybody ever wrote anything like this To be overwhelmed by the outward, moving multiplicity of the world that means we can never see, really see, or love the single leaf falling And, therefore, can never love life, the inwardness of life Yes that is the last sin, for people in our business no, in any business the sin of the corruption of consciousness. Finally finished this book it definitely took me a long time, but not because I didn t love it I just have had so much going on in my life, I m generally too busy to read these days unless for school, but hey it s my last semester so yay but I think it s kind of good that this took me so long to read, because it was awesome I loved coming back to it, and I think with a book of this length it sort of becomes your companion I don t really have much to say, mainly because I m biased and love Finally finished this book it definitely took me a long time, but not because I didn t love it I just have had so much going on in my life, I m generally too busy to read these days unless for school, but hey it s my last semester so yay but I think it s kind of good that this took me so long to read, because it was awesome I loved coming back to it, and I think with a book of this length it sort of becomes your companion I don t really have much to say, mainly because I m biased and love everything RPW has ever written hence my rpw tattoo haha but this was definitely a carefully crafted and well written book, with intriguing characters and a town that will stay with me The book is focused on the small town of Fiddlersburg, and RPW just does a masterful job creating this place and making it real I think the location was heavily treated while the characters were less so, giving the book a strange feel compared to his others Flood had so many characters, all interesting, and they all just sort of wander through the book and you never get a true sense of them, but you get close It kind of creates this mysterious sort of effect and always keeps you guessing and wondering, which is great I love books like this I hope you read it Colleen Its odd to say that the only person to receive the Pulitzer for literature and poetry is overlooked and underappreciated but it is my humble that, as a novelist, Warren definitely is While this book does have flaws, its strengths in describing a changing South and what it means to be Southern far outweigh those shortcomings. It s Robert Penn Warren, so it s lovely and well constructed, and it swept me along But I don t know that it stands out among his novels it isn t his best, and nothing particularly surprised me it was somewhat predictable to one who s read several of his books You might say it felt a bit Robert Penn Warren ish Which is not at all a bad thing. I read this novel in graduate school for a seminar on Southern Lit We used Flood as a one of the ways to answer the question, What does it mean to be Southern The premise follows the internal journey of a Hollywood screenwriter visiting his hometown of Fiddlesburg TN before it is flooded as a part of the Tennessee Valley Authority project Warren s narration is scarcelyactive than in this novel I think this book is for any serious student of the South and Southern culture. I m surprised this isn twidely read I found this gem at the Strand The role of memory and the structure of the narrative with the impending doom will keep you hooked while the middle aged protagonist ponders life This my idea of classic Southern literature would anything else be expected from the author I couldn t put it down A feast. {DOWNLOAD BOOK} Ã Flood Ù Originally published in , this powerful novel spools a rewarding, dramatic storyline while it probes the deeper philosophical search for self definition in modern life and the symbolic demise of the agrarian South from technological progress Flood begins with the arrival of two men in a small Tennessee town Brad Tolliver, long absent native son and successful screenwriter, and Yasha Jones, famous director and stranger to the region Their purpose is to create a great film about the town, which will soon vanish when the massive dam being built downriver is completed The town s inhabitants come vividly to life as past and present forces prepare them for a climactic new beginning to their world Interesting plot, but didn t live up to its potential Too rambling often switching back ending felt patched together in a hurry Interesting plot, but didn t live up to its potential Too rambling often switching back forth between characters time frames ending felt patched together in a hurry