Woodress, James (Leslie), (Jr.)

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WOODRESS, James (Leslie), (Jr.)

WOODRESS, James (Leslie), (Jr.). American, b. 1916. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Professor of English, University of California, Davis, since 1966; now Emeritus. Asst News Editor, KWK radio, St. Louis, 1939-40; Rewrite Man, U. P. I., NYC, 1941-43; Instructor, Grinnell College, Iowa, 1949-50; Asst then Assoc Professor, Butler University, Indianapolis, 1950-58; Professor of English, 1958-66, and Dean, 1963-64, San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, California Advisory Editor, College English, 1961-63. Publications: Howells and Italy, 1952; Booth Tarkington: Gentleman from Indiana, 1955; Disertations in American Literature 1891- 1955, 1957, 1962; A Yankee's Odyssey: The Life of Joel Barlow, 1958; (editor, with Richard B. Morris) Voices from America's Past series, 1962-63, 1975; (editor) American Literary Scholarship: An Annual: 1963, 1965 (and later vols); Willa Cather: Her Life and Art, 1970; (editor) Eight American Authors, 1971; American Fiction 1900-1950, 1974; Willa Cather: A Literary Life, 1987. Address: Dept of English, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, U.S.A.