Seelye, John (Douglas)

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SEELYE, John (Douglas)

SEELYE, John (Douglas). American, b. 1931. Genres: Novels, Film, Literary criticism and history. Career: Graduate Research Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1984-. Consulting Ed., Penguin Books, NYC, 1979-. Associate Professor of English, University of California at Berkeley, 1960- 65; Associate Prof, 1966-71, and Professor, 1971-74, University of Connecticut, Storrs; Alumni Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1974-84. Contributing Ed., New Republic, Washington, DC, 1971-79; Member of Editorial Board, American Literature, Durham, NC, 1974-78. Publications: The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as told by John Seelye, 1970; Melville: The Ironic Diagram, 1970; The Kid, 1972; Dirty Tricks, or, Nick Noxin's Natural Nobility, 1974; Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Life and Literature, 1977; Mark Twain in the Movies: A Meditation with Pictures, 1977; Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Republican Plan: 1755-1825, 1991; Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock, 1998; War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism, 2003. EDITOR: Arthur Gordon Pym, Benito Cereno, and Related Writings, 1967; J.R. Browne, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, 1968; M. Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1985; M. Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1986; O. Wister, The Virginian, 1988; Yankee Drover: Being the Unpretending Life of Asa Sheldon, 1988. Address: PO Box 2199, Hawthorne, FL 32640, U.S.A.