Individual Author Record
Name: Henry Dan PiperPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1939 Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHe was the former dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois in Carbondale.
Biographical and Professional InformationHenry Dan Piper was an author and literary critic.
- Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby: The Novel, the Critics, the Background, Charles Scribners Sons, 1970
- Land Between the Rivers: The Southern Illinois Country, Southern Illinois Universtiy Press, 1982 - written with C. William Horrel and John W. Voigt
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.