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Clark, Walter Van Tilburg (03 August 1909–10 November 1971), novelist and teacher, was born in East Orland, Maine, the son of Walter Ernest Clark, a teacher and university president, and Euphemia Abrams. Clark once suggested that landscape creates character, implying that landscape not only forms the person but also the writer. He was speaking of the American West, which was essential to his own writing, giving him theme and setting for all of his best works. But the irony is that, Clark was not a native westerner. He was born in the East, and instead of spending his childhood on a ranch, he was reared as the eldest child of intellectuals. His father was head of the department of economics at City College of New York and was selected president of the University of Nevada in 1917; and his mother was a talented amateur musician. Being an outsider and an intellectual made Clark even more aware not only of landscape, but also of people’s relations to one another and to the natural world....

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Krause, Herbert Arthur (25 May 1905–22 September 1976), novelist, English professor, poet, and naturalist, was born near Friberg, Minnesota, the son of Arthur Krause, a farmer and blacksmith, and Bertha Peters. Krause’s parents were first-generation descendants of devout German immigrants who settled as farmers in the hill country north of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Their folkways and fundamentalist Lutheran religion were important concerns in his first two novels....

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White, Helen Constance (26 November 1896–07 June 1967), novelist and educator, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of John White, a railroad clerk and civil servant, and Mary Josephine King. When White was five years old the family moved from New Haven to Boston, and White attended Girl’s High School and then Radcliffe College, where she received her B.A. in three years and her M.A. in the following year (1917). White then spent two years teaching at Smith College before deciding to pursue the Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She completed her studies, receiving the Ph.D. in 1924, and quickly published her doctoral dissertation as ...

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Wiggin, Kate Douglas (28 September 1856–24 August 1923), educator and novelist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Robert Noah Smith, a lawyer, and Helen Elizabeth Dyer. Her father died when she was three, and her mother then settled in Maine, which became a favorite setting for Wiggin’s fiction. Three years after her father’s death, her mother married Albion Bradbury, a physician. Although Wiggin attended several schools during childhood and adolescence, much of her education was under her stepfather’s tutelage....