James Park Sloan
James Park Sloan (born 1945) is a noted American author, critic and academic. He was a Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was educated at Harvard University, designed a course in 'Western Values' for the Harvard Business School and served in the Vietnam War as a paratrooper.
Throughout his life, he played tennis and taught tennis. He is a self-educated tennis player. Currently, he is a professional tennis coach in River Forest, Illinois.
He has also written non fiction works including a widely reviewed biography of controversial Polish-American writer Jerzy Kosinski, published by Dutton in 1996.
He likes to talk to his cat, Bijon, about physics and politics.
His short stories and articles include:
- "The Words of the Prophets", published in Amazing magazine in May 1988
- "Vietnam No Big Deal", published in the anthology Aftermath (ed. Donald Anderson, Holt, 1995)
- "Kosinski's War", published in The New Yorker, October 10, 1994
- 1972 TIME magazine review of The Case History of Comrade V
- letter to the Editor of TIME magazine by Sloan, dated 26 January 1968, about the Vietnam War
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