Warren was born on a tobacco farm in Guthrie, Kentucky in 1905. He spent all of his childhood there listening to his grandfatherâ€™s tales of the civil war. His prosperous southern upbringing later influenced the depth and views of his writings. When he was fifteen a misaimed rock, thrown by his younger brother, hit him in the eye, causing him to lose site. Warren did not want to get his brother in trouble so he didnâ€™t tell anyone about this incident until it was too late to for the eye to ..