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The Two Worlds of William March
Roy S. Simmonds

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2011. 388 pp.
978-0-8173-5687-3
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388 pp.
978-0-8173-8587-3
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“Described by José Garcia Villa as America’s ‘greatest short story writer,’ by Alistair Cooke as the ‘the unrecognized genius of our time,’ and by his biographer as ‘one of the most remarkable, talented, and shamefully neglected writers that America has pro- duced,’ William March (1893–1954) is remembered, if at all, for The Bad Seed, which March ironically regarded as his worst work. The emphasis in The Two Worlds of William March is on the literary career, and we get a fairly full picture of a hardworking, oversensitive, compassionate bachelor, who suffered a tragic breakdown late in life . . . [and] whose best long works, Company K and The Looking-Glass, as well as March himself are almost forgotten. . . . Simmonds’s comprehensive, scholarly, and sympathetic study may redress this unwarranted neglect.” —CHOICE


Roy S. Simmonds (September 10, 1925 – November 10, 2000) was an English literary scholar and critic best known for his biographies on John Steinbeck, William March, and Edward O'Brien.

 “Described by José Garcia Villa as America’s ‘greatest short story writer,’ by Alistair Cooke as the ‘the unrecognized genius of our time,’ and by his biographer as ‘one of the most remarkable, talented, and shamefully neglected writers that America has pro- duced,’ William March (1893–1954) is remembered, if at all, for The Bad Seed, which March ironically regarded as his worst work. The emphasis in The Two Worlds of William March is on the literary career, and we get a fairly full picture of a hardworking, oversensitive, compassionate bachelor, who suffered a tragic breakdown late in life . . . [and] whose best long works, Company K and The Looking-Glass, as well as March himself are almost forgotten. . . . Simmonds’s comprehensive, scholarly, and sympathetic study may redress this unwarranted neglect.” —CHOICE

“Simmonds’ study provides a rich compilation of letters, reviews, publications, literary friendships, and influences.” – Modern Fiction Studies


“The Alabama author whom Alistair Cook called ‘the most underrated of American authors, living or dead,’ is the subject of an excellent volume that should rescue him undeserved neglect. Simmonds’s book is a sensitive appraisal [and] should guide contemporary readers to a suitable appreciation of a talented writer whose stories, novels, and fables invite comparisons with narratives by Faulkner, Caldwell, Carson McCullers, Thomas Wolfe, and Sherwood Anderson… Simmonds has produced a critical study that is a judicious record of March’s life and a fine tribute to his literary achievement.” – World Literature Today


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