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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alexander Karanikas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1916

-- Alexander Karanikas on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Stepping Stones
ISBN: 0918618606

Pella Pub Co. 1993

Hellenes & Hellions: Modern Greek Characters in American Literature
ISBN: 0252007921

University of Illinois Press. 1981

Elias Venezis, (Twayne's world authors 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 Pr. 1966