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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 -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=alexander+karanikas


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, 1993Hellenes and Hellions, University of Illinois, 1981Elias Venezis (Twayne's World Author Series; Greece 74), Twayne Publishers, 1969In Praise of Heroes: War Poems, Clarke Press, 1945Tillers of a Myth: Southern Agrarians as Social and Literary Critics, University of Wisconsin, 1969


Selected Titles At Your Library

Stepping stones :
ISBN: 0918618606. OCLC Number:

Pella Pub. Co.,. New York, NY :. 1993.

Hellenes and hellions :
ISBN: 0252007921. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1981.