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Lewis Lawson papers


Lewis Lawson papers
Lawson, Lewis
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0.50 linear feet
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University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Lewis A. Lawson (b. 1931), a literary critic and editor, was a professor of English at the University of Maryland from 1963-1997. He specializes in Southern American fiction, particularly Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor, and edited The Added Dimension: The Art and Mind of Flannery O'Connor with Melvin J. Friedman. His other works include Following Percy: Essays on Walker Percy's Work, a collection of his essays; Another Generation: Southern Fiction since World War II; Kierkegaard's Presence in Contemporary American Life: Essays from Various Disciplines; Wheeler's Last Raid, a Civil War history; and two collections he co-edited with Victor A. Kramer, Conversations With Walker Percy and More Conversations With Walker Percy. His papers consist of correspondence, interviews, and the manuscript of his Greek translation of Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away. Significant correspondents represented in the collection include Edwin Quain, Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren, Melvin J. Friedman, Robert Fitzgerald, Flannery O'Connor, and Regina O'Connor.

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