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Selected Letters of Hamlin Garland

Edited by Keith Newlin and Joseph B. McCullough


Hamlin Garland, a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of more than forty books, was a central figure in American literary life for half a century. He was intimately involved with many of the major literary, social, and artistic movements in American culture, and his extensive correspondence with the intellectual leaders of American culture was almost unparalleled in scope.

This volume brings together a rich, representative sample of Garland’s letters. They are addressed to an impressive roster of individuals: Samuel Clemens, William Dean Howells, Walt Whitman, Zona Gale, Theodore Roosevelt, Van Wyck Brooks, Howard Mumford Jones, Brander Matthews, Stephen Crane, George Washington Cable, and many others. The letters touch on an equally broad range of subjects, from the U.S. government’s reprehensible treatment of Native Americans to environmental issues to the major literary figures and controversies of Garland’s day.

Frank, opinionated, and wide-ranging, Garland’s letters provide a valuable and entertaining portrait of American cultural and intellectual life in the years between 1890 and 1940.

Keith Newlin is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and author of Hamlin Garland: A Bibliography, with a Checklist of Unpublished Letters.

Joseph B. McCullough is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the editor of Hamlin Garland’s Tales from the Middle Border and the coeditor of The Bible According to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden and the Flood.

March 1988
592 PP.  5 3/4 x 9 1/4, 14 photographs, index
$55.00 cloth 0-8032-2160-6 GARSEL

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