Firchow, Peter

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FIRCHOW, Peter. American, b. 1937. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Literary criticism and history, Translations. Career: Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (joined faculty, 1967). Assistant Professor of English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1965-67. President, Midwest Modern Language Association, 1977-78; Visiting Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1982-83, Jilin University, China, 1987, Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich, 1988-89, Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria, 1989, University of Bonn, Germany, Fulbright Professor, 1995-96; National University of Costa Rica, Fulbright Professor, 2000. Publications: (trans. and author of intro.) Lucinde and the Fragments, 1971; Aldous Huxley, Satirist and Novelist, 1972; (ed. and interviewer) The Writer's Place, 1974; (ed. and trans. with E.S. Firchow) East German Short Stories: An Introductory Anthology, 1979; The End of Utopia: A Study of Huxley's Brave New World, 1984; The Death of the German Cousin: Variations on a Literary Stereotype, 1890-1920, 1986; (trans. with E.S. Firchow) A. Brandstetter, The Abbey, 1998; Envisioning Africa: Racism and Imperialism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness, 2000; W.H. Auden: Contexts for Poetry, 2002; Reluctant Modernists: Aldous Huxley and Some Contemporaries, 2002. Address: 135 Birnamwood Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]