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Random House, 1982 - Fiction - 68 pages
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Jay Parini was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Lafayette College and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1975. He has taught at Dartmouth College, Oxford University, and Middlebury College, where he is currently Axinn Professor of English. Parini is a poet and novelist as well as a biographer. He has published six novels, four books of poetry, and critical and biographical studies of Theodore Roethke and Robert Frost. His selected essays, Some Necessary Angels, were published by Columbia University Press. He has edited numerous works, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. He lives in Vermont with his wife, Devon Jersild, and their three sons.

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