About the Author
Lewis P. Simpson (1916--2005) was Boyd Professor Emeritus of English at Louisiana State University and editor emeritus of the Southern Review. He is the author of many books, among them The Brazen Face of History: Studies in the Literary Consciousness of America; The Possibilities of Order: Cleanth Brooks and His Work; and The Man of Letters in New England and the South: Essays on the History of the Literary Vocation in America.Donald E. Stanford is Alumni Professor Emeritus of English at Louisiana State University and editor emeritus of the Southern Review. His books include Revolution and Convention in Modern Poetry; In the Classic Mode: The Achievement of Robert Bridges; The Selected Letters of Robert Bridges; The Poems of Edward Taylor; and The Selected Poems of John Masefield.James Olney is Henry V. Voorhies Professor Emeritus of English and French and Italian at Louisiana State University and coeditor emeritus of the Southern Review. Among his books are Metaphors of Self: The Meaning of Autobiography and Tell Me Africa: An Approach to African Literature. He currently lives in Irvine, CA.Jo Gulledge was formerly assistant editor of the Southern Review.