Aldridge, John W(atson)

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ALDRIDGE, John W(atson)

ALDRIDGE, John W(atson). American, b. 1922. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Literary criticism and history. Career: Professor of English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1964-91, Professor Emeritus, 1991-. Member, National Book Critics Circle. Lecturer in Criticism, 1948-50, and Assistant Professor of English, 1950-55, University of Vermont, Burlington; Christian Gauss Lecturer in Criticism, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1953-54; Member of the Literature Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, and The New School for Social Research, NYC; Professor of English, Queens College, NYC, 1956-57; Berg Professor of English, New York University, 1957-58; Fulbright Lecturer, University of Munich, 1958-59, and the University of Copenhagen, 1962-63; Writer-in-Residence, Hollins College, Virginia, 1960-62; Book Critic, New York Herald Tribune Book Week, 1965-66, and Saturday Review, NYC, 1969-79; Special Adviser for American Studies, U.S. Embassy, Bonn, 1972-73; Book Commentator, MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, 1983-84; Writers' America, film series WETA public television, special adviser. Publications: After the Lost Generation: A Critical Study of the Writers of Two Wars, 1951; The Party at Cranton (novel), 1960; Time to Murder and Create: The Contemporary Novel in Crisis, 1966; In the Country of the Young, 1970; The Devil in the Fire: Retrospective Essays on American Literature and Culture 1951-1972, 1972; The American Novel and the Way We Live Now, 1983; Talents and Technicians, 1992; Classics and Contemporaries, 1992. EDITOR: Critiques and Essays on Modern Fiction 1920-1951, 1952; Discovery 1, 1952; In Search of Heresy: American Literature in the Age of Conformity, 1956; Selected Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse, 1958. Address: 381 N Main St, Madison, GA 30650-1336, U.S.A.