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General Information

Name:  Barbara Burkhardt  

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Genre: Nonfiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: April 28 in Springfield, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Barbara was born in Springfield and is an Associate Professor of English, University of Illinois at Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara is an assoicate professor of English and a University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Springfield. A close acquaintance of William Maxwell, she organized his correspondence for the Maxwell archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Conversations with William Maxwell
ISBN: 9781617032554. OCLC Number: 795124272

University Press of Mississippi,. .

Conversations with William Maxwell collects thirty-eight interviews, public speeches, and remarks that span five decades of the esteemed novelist and New Yorker editor's career. The interviews collectively address the entirety of Maxwell's literary work--with in-depth discussion of his short stories, essays, and novels including They Came Like Swallows, The Folded Leaf, and the American Book award-winning So Long, See You Tomorrow--as well as his forty-year tenure as a fiction editor working with such luminaries as John Updike, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, and J.D. Salinger.

William Maxwell :
ISBN: 0252075838. OCLC Number: 234314703

University of Illinois Press,. .