Simmons, James C(oleman)
SIMMONS, James C(oleman)
SIMMONS, James C(oleman). American, b. 1939. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Travel/Exploration, Biography. Career: Boston University, Boston, MA, assistant professor of English, 1966-73; San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, instructor in English, 1976-80; writer. Publications: The Novelist as Historian: Essays on the Victorian Historical Novel, 1973; (with M. Rudisill) Truman Capote: The Story of His Bizarre and Exotic Boyhood by an Aunt Who Helped Raise Him (biography), 1983; (with K. Druck) The Secrets Men Keep (nonfiction), 1985; Passionate Pilgrims: English Travelers to the World of the Desert Arabs, 1987; Americans: The View from Abroad, 1990; The Big Book of Adventure Travel, 1990, rev. ed., 2001; Castaway in Paradise: The Incredible Adventures of True-Life Robinson Crusoes, 1993; Star-Spangled Eden: 19th-Century America through the Eyes of Dickens, Wilde, Frances Trollope, Frank Harris, and Other British Travelers, 2000; (with M. Rudisill) The Southern Haunting of Truman Capote, 2000. Contributor of articles and photographs to periodicals.