Westburg, Barry (Richard)

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WESTBURG, Barry (Richard)

WESTBURG, Barry (Richard). American, b. 1938. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Poetry, Novellas/Short stories, Novels. Career: Writer. Worked as a door-to-door salesman, security patrolman, steeplejack, moving van driver, and statistician on the Apollo moon rocket project; Bennington College, Bennington, VT, instructor, 1967-68; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, assistant professor of English, 1968-75; Adelaide University, Adelaide, South Australia, senior lecturer, 1975-. Southern Review, fiction editor, 1998-; Writers' Centre, chair. Publications: The Confessional Fictions of Charles Dickens (criticism), 1977; The Fernhouse Cure (poems), 1988; Wingwalking and Other Tales (short stories), 1990; The Progress of Moonlight (novel), 1990; (ed. with J. Kroll) Tuesday Night Live: Fifteen Years of Friendly Street, 1993; Water-Baby Dreaming (radio screenplay), 1995.Contributor of articles to scholarly journals. Address: English Department, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia. Online address: [email protected]