Perkins, George (Burton)

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PERKINS, George (Burton)

PERKINS, George (Burton). American, b. 1930. Genres: Novels, Literary criticism and history, Travel/Exploration, Humor/Satire. Career: Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1955-57; Instructor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1957-60; Assistant Professor, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH, 1960-63, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, 1963-66; Lecturer in American Literature, University of Edinburgh, 1966-67; Associate Professor, 1967-70, Director of Graduate Studies in English, 1969-73, Professor of English, 1970-2001, General Ed. of Journal of Narrative Technique, 1971-92, and Director, Collegium for Advanced Studies, 1995-97, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti. Fellow, Institute for Adv. Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 1981; Sr. Ful- bright Fellow, University of Newcastle, NSW, 1989. Publications: Writing Clear Prose, 1964; (with Frye and Baker) The Practical Imagination: An Introduction to Poetry, 1983; (with Frye and Baker) The Harper Handbook to Literature, 1985, (with Fry, Baker, and Perkins) 2nd ed., 1997; (with B. Perkins) Contemporary American Literature, 1988; (with B. Perkins) Kaleidoscope, 1993; (with B. Perkins) Women's Work: An Anthology of American Literature, 1994; A Season in New South Wales, 1998. EDITOR: Varieties of Prose, 1966; The Theory of the American Novel, 1970; Realistic American Short Fiction, 1972; American Poetic Theory, 1972; (with B. Perkins) The American Tradition in Literature, 4th ed., 1974, 10th ed., 2002; (with Frye and Baker) The Practical Imagination, 1980, compact ed., 1987; (with B. Perkins and P. Leininger) The Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1991, 2nd ed., 2002. Address: 1316 King George Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]