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The two worlds of William March [electronic resource] / Roy S. Simmonds.

Author/Creator:
Simmonds, Roy S.
Publication:
Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c1984.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (388 p.)
Series:
Library of Alabama classics.
The Library of Alabama classics
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Subjects:
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
March, William, 1893-1954.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Described by JoseĢ Garcia Villa as America's 'greatest short story writer,' by Alistair Cooke as the 'the unrecognized genius of our time,' and by his biographer as 'one of the most remarkable, talented, and shamefully neglected writers that America has pro- duced,' William March (1893-1954) is remembered, if at all, for The Bad Seed, which March ironically regarded as his worst work. The emphasis in The Two Worlds of William March is on the literary career, and we get a fairly full picture of a hardworking, oversensitive, compassionate bachelor, who suffered a tragic breakdown late in
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Early Years; 2. Service in the U. S. Marines; 3. Beginnings of Two Careers; 4. The Two Worlds Established; 5. Company K and Hitler's Germany; 6. Come in at the Door and Escape to London; 7. The Little Wife and Other Stories and Analysis with Glover; 8. The Tallons and Resignation from Waterman; 9. Some Like Them Short and Life as a Full-Time Author; 10. The Looking-Glass and Wartime New York; 11. Trial Balance and the Edge of the Abyss; 12. The Move to New Orleans; 13. October Island and New Roots Established
14. The Bad Seed and Posthumous SuccessAfterword; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8173-8587-8
OCLC:
772845404