During a forty-year career that began in the mid-1930s, Gerald Warner Brace wrote short stories, an autobiography, award-winning essays, and eleven distinguished vels. While Brace's approach to fiction was essentially realistic, he experimented with narrative perspectives and sub-genres and was one of the most versatile writers of his time. In addition to being a master craftsman, Brace was an estimable thinker. His books offer unique insight into the intellectual trends and moral conflicts that troubled thoughtful Americans in the middle decades of this century. Forgetting Brace's achievement would be a serious loss to American literature.
The Author: William Connor has been a member of the Department of English at the University of Alberta since 1982. In addition to articles on Canadian and American fiction and essayists, he has produced several successful writing textbooks. He began a five-year term as Dean of Students in 1998.
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Date of Publication
American University Studies Series 24: American Literature