WISCONSIN WRITERS AND WRITING ... Edited and Introduced by Peter Ruber & Kenneth B. Grant. [Shelburne, Ontario, Canada: The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box], 1998. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-ii] iii-xvi [1-2] 3-180, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Derleth prepared these essays on the writings of Hamlin Garland, Glenway Wescott, Zona Gale, Mark Schorer and others in 1965 for a lecture series presented at the University of Wisconsin, where he taught classes on regional literature and writing for nearly three decades. The manuscript was discovered at Place of Hawks twenty-five years after Derleth's death in 1971 among many others long presumed missing. Includes an 8-page introduction by Peter Ruber and "August Derleth: An Appraisal," a 6-page critical article by Kenneth B. Grant. Trade paperback format. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164349).
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