Contributor biographical information for The Oxford companion to American literature / James D. Hart ; with revisions and additions by Phillip W. Leininger.

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James D. Hart was Professor of American Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of its Bancroft Library. He is the author of The Popular Book and A Companion to California. He died in 1990.
Phillip Leininger, after a twenty-year career as acquiring editor for Holt and Harper, and as consulting editor for Oxford University Press, has taught literature, fiction, and poetry at Marist College, Empire State College, and at SUNY-Albany. He is co-editor of Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of
American Literature with George and Barbara Perkins and was in-house editor for The American Tradition in Literature and the Harper American Literature.

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American literature -- Dictionaries.
American literature -- Bio-bibliography.
Authors, American -- Biography -- Dictionaries.