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172 Western American Literature About the Authors Stuart L. Burns (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is Associate Professor of English at Drake University. He has published articles in such journals as Critique, Twentieth Century Literature, The Sewanee Review, Modern Fiction, and American Literature. John DeWitt McKee (Ph.D., University of New Mexico) has taught at the University of New Mexico and is now professor of English at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has published articles, fiction, and poetry in such journals as New Mexico Quarterly, Colorado Quarterly, Western Review, RM M LA Bulletin, College Composition and Communication, Mark Twain Journal, The Quill, The Atlantic, and New Mexico Magazine. Joseph M. Flora (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of English and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina. His book Vardis Fisher was published in 1965. He has pub­ lished articles on Vardis Fisher, James Branch Cabell, and Ernest Hemingway. Twayne will publish his book William Ernest Henley this fall. Richard W. Etulain (Ph.D., University of Oregon) teaches history at Idaho State University. He has contributed several articles, bibliographies, and book reviews to Western American Literature and other journals. He is one of the editors of the Dartmouth edition of the Papers of Daniel Webster. Information was not available about Philip J. West. Robert E. Morsberger (Ph.D., University of Iowa) has taught at several universities, including Miami University in Ohio, Utah State University, Mich­ igan State University, and the Unversity of Nigera. He is presently a member of the English Department at the California State Polytechnic College, Pomona. During the summers he works as ranger/historian at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. His publications include James Thurber in the Twayne US Authors Series, and numerous articles. C. Merton Babcock (Ph.D., Denver University) is Professor of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University. His publications include The Ordeal of American English (Houghton Mifflin, 1961), Focus: A Book of College Prose (Houghton Mifflin, 1963), The American Frontier: A Social and Literary Record, 1965 (Holt, Reinhart and Winston). He has published extensively in literary journals on American Speech, American civilization, and American literature. He has written especially about Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken, and Herman Melville. ...


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