Wyatt, David M. 1948–

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Wyatt, David M. 1948–

PERSONAL: Born October 7, 1948, in Lynwood, CA; son of James (an artist) and Joy Wyatt; married Libby Ortiz, June 9, 1970 (divorced, August, 1983); married Ann Porotti, May 4, 1991; children: Luke. Education: Yale University, B.A., 1970; University of California—Berkeley, Ph.D., 1975.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of English, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD 20742. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, assistant professor of English, 1975–82; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, program associate, 1982–84 and 1985–87; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, visiting lecturer in English, 1984–85; University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, associate professor, 1987–89, professor of English, 1989–.

WRITINGS:

Prodigal Sons: A Study in Authorship and Authority, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1980.

The Fall into Eden: Landscape and Imagination, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1986.

(Editor) New Essays on "The Grapes of Wrath," Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1990.

Out of the 'Sixties: Storytelling and the Vietnam Generation, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1993.

Five Fives: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California, Addison Wesley (Reading, MA), 1997.

And the War Came: An Accidental Memoir, Terrace Books (Madison, WI), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS: David M. Wyatt once told CA: "I am interested in careers, regions, generations—in categories of understanding that honor the contexts in which literature is produced."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Wyatt, David M., And the War Came: An Accidental Memoir, Terrace Books (Madison, WI), 2004.

PERIODICALS

Los Angeles Times Book Review, August 24, 1986.

Times Literary Supplement, February 6, 1981.

Virginia Quarterly Review, winter, 1981; winter, 1998.