Alexander Karanikas

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General Information

Name: Alexander Karanikas

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Other;

Born: 1916

Deceased: 2006 in Oak Park, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Dr. Karanikas was a Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was a graduate of Harvard and Northwestern.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to his academic achievements, Dr. Karanikas was active in the Greek-American community. He served on the editorial committee of the Greek Star newspaper; was a board member of the United Hellenic-American Congress; co-chairman of the National Bicentennial Symposium, "The Greek Experience in America"; served as National Secretary for the American Council for a Democratic Greece (1947); was a District Officer of the American Hellenic Education and Progressive Association; and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Published Works

Stepping Stones, Pella Publishing, 1993

Hellenes and Hellions, University of Illinois, 1981

Elias Venezis (Twayne's World Author Series; Greece 74), Twayne Publishers, 1969

In Praise of Heroes: War Poems, Clarke Press, 1945

Tillers of a Myth: Southern Agrarians as Social and Literary Critics, University of Wisconsin, 1969

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Stepping Stones

ISBN: 0918618606
Release Date: 1993-05

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Hellenes & Hellions: Modern Greek Characters in American Literature

ISBN: 0252007921
Release Date: 1981-11-01

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Literary Awards

External Links

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