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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Henry Dan Piper  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1939

Died: 1999 in Murphysboro, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

He was the former dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois in Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

Henry Dan Piper was an author and literary critic.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby: The Novel, The Critics, The Background (Scribner Research Anthologies)
ISBN: 0023957107

Charles Scribner's Sons. 1970

Fitzgerald's classic about the shallow existence of the idle rich is accompanied by biographical information on the author, critical reviews of the novel, and historical and social writings of the era. Bibliogs

Land Between the Rivers: The Southern Illinois Country (Southern Illinois University Centennial Publications)
ISBN: 0809311194

Southern Illinois University Press. 1982

Lying in an area bounded by the Wabash, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers, the Southern Illinois country is rich in history, folk­lore, scenery, and natural resources. At about the latitude of southern Virginia, and extending from the flat prairie farm­land of central Illinois to the rugged “Illinois Ozarks,” the area is the natural terminal boundary for hundreds of plant species reaching out to all points of the compass. It is also the oldest and most sparsely populated part of Illinois, a region of small towns and independent people, typical of the vast heartland of the U.S.A.

Surveying the area in words and pic­tures the authors sensitively and appre­ciatively portray the region’s special qualities. An uncommon portrayal of American life in a distinctive region, the book provides a memorable journey both in time and place.