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Other international connections are no less important. For example, Bulgarian scholar Albena Bakratcheva, who writes on '"Wild Apples' and Thoreau's Commitment to Wildness in the Last Decade of His Life," has translated the major works of Thoreau and Emerson into Bulgarian, has written several books on American literature, and in 2014 received the Thoreau Society's Walter Harding Distinguished Service Award. And Laura Dassow Walls a few years back co-edited with two French scholars a collection of essays on Thoreau from an international conference in Lyon, France. Another 'French connection' in the current issue is Julien Negre, an associate professor at the Universite de Lyon, who writes on maps that Thoreau copied. And then there is Walter Hesford, who during his career took sabbaticals in France and China. And there is guest editor, Richard J. Schneider, who served as a Fulbright Professor to Bulgaria some years back.
The second reason that gives me special pleasure in this issue is that Richard Schneider, who has been an active supporter of Nineteenth-Century Prose for decades, is serving as guest editor. As of the double bibliographic issue of Nineteenth-Century Prose, Vol. 37, Nos. 1/2 back in 2010, Dick had contributed eight essays and reviews to the journal, and since then his contributions have continued apace--including refereeing articles. He is a fine example of a teacher-scholar in the liberal arts tradition. We go back to the early 1970s as graduate school colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His services to Nineteenth-Century Prose during the past quarter century would be hard to overestimate.
Barry Charles Tharaud
Kosuyolu Mahallesi, Kadikoy-Istanbul
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|Author:||Tharaud, Barry Charles|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2017|
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