Simpson, Lewis P(earson)
SIMPSON, Lewis P(earson)
SIMPSON, Lewis P(earson). American, b. 1916. Genres: Intellectual history, Literary criticism and history. Career: Boyd Professor Emeritus of English, and Co-Ed. 1963-89, consulting Ed., 1987-, The Southern Review, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, (joined faculty, 1948). Ed., Library of Southern Civilization, Louisiana State University Press, since 1970. Member, Editorial Board, American Literature, 1969-72; Selection Board Member, Library of America, since 1979-93. Publications: The Man of Letters in New England and the South, 1973; The Dispossessed Garden: Pastoral and History in Southern Literature, 1975; The Brazen Face of History: Studies in the Literary Consciousness in America, 1980; (sr. ed.) The History of Southern Literature, 1985; Mind and the American Civil War: A Meditation on Lost Causes, 1989 (Avery O. Craven Award, Organization of American Historians, 1990); The Fable of the Southern Writer, 1994; (Jules and Frances Landry Award, Louisiana State University Press; Robert Penn Warren/Cleanth Brooks Award in Criticism, Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies); The Circus by the Cemetery (poems), 1995. EDITOR: The Federalist Literary Mind, 1962; Profile of Robert Frost, 1971; The Possibilities of Order: The Work of Cleanth Brooks, 1976; (with others) Stories from the Southern Review, 1988; (with others) The Southern Review and Modern Literature, 1935-1985, 1989. Address: Southern Review, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, U.S.A.