Dr. Fred Waage is Professor of English at East Tennessee State University. He earned his doctorate from Princeton University and has taught at Northwestern, California State University-Los Angeles, Douglass College and College Misericordia. Dr. Waage is the editor of Teaching Environmental Literature (1985) and co-editor of its second edition (2006).2006 0-7734-5757-7
This is the first book-length biography of George Rippy Stewart (1895-1980), one of the most influential and neglected U.S. writers of the mid-20th century. Stewart’s works highlighted many of the concerns and issues of U.S. culture in the last century, from McCarthyism to Environmentalism.2011 0-7734-1516-5
For those who’ve lost sight of Raintree County
, this study serves as a valuable reminder that the novel, as a uniquely crafted work of literature, is still able to bowl readers over with the power and grace of Lockridge’s prose. More important, Waage provides abundant and convincing evidence to support his assertion that it is, in fact the “foremost ‘environmental novel’” of the last century.