Hollis Summers

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Hollis Summers
Born June 21, 1916
Eminence, Kentucky
Died November 14, 1987
Athens, Ohio
Occupation novelist, poet, short story writer and editor
Nationality American

Hollis S. Summers Jr. (June 21, 1916 – November 14, 1987) was an American poet, novelist, short story writer and editor.

Background and education[edit]

Born on June 21, 1916, in Eminence, Kentucky, Summers earned an A.B in English from Georgetown College in 1937, an M.A. from Middlebury College in 1943 and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1949.

Academic career[edit]

Summers worked in a variety of educational settings. From 1937 to 1944, he taught as an English teacher at Holmes High School in Covington, Kentucky. From 1944 to 1949, Summers worked at Georgetown College. And from 1949 to 1959, he served as Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Summer spent the majority of his academic career at Ohio University where he worked from 1959 until his retirement.

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Brighten the Corner. Garden City, New Jersey: Doubleday. 1952. 
  • The Case of the Bludgeoned Teacher. New York: Avon. 1955. 
Coauthored with James F. Rourke, published under the pseudonym Jim Hollis
  • City Limit. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1948. 
  • The Day After Sunday. New York, Evanston and London: Harper. 1968. 
  • Discussions of the Short Story. Boston: Heath. 1963. 
Edited by Summers
  • Early Warning. Daleville, Indiana: Barnwood Press. 1979. 
  • The Garden. New York: Harper. 1972. 
  • How They Chose the Dead. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press. 1973. 
  • Kentucky Story: A Collection of Short Stories. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press. 1954. 
Summers served as editor
  • Literature: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1960. 
Edited by Summers and Edgar Whan
  • Occupant Please Forward. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 1976. 
  • Other Concerns and Brother Clark. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 1988. 
  • The Peddlar and Other Domestic Matters. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 1967. 
  • Seven Occasions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 1964. 
  • Sit Opposite Each Other. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 1970. 
  • Someone Else: Sixteen Poems About Other Children. Philadelphia: Lippincott. 1962. 
  • Standing Room: Stories. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press. 1984. 
  • Start from Home. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 1972. 
  • Teach You a Lesson. New York: Harper. 1955. 
Coauthored with James F. Rourke, published under the pseudonym Jim Hollis
  • The Walk Near Athens. New York: Harper. 1959. 
  • The Weather of February. New York: Harper. 1957. 

Periodical publication[edit]

Poetry
  • "The Flicker." Beloit Poetry Journal, 5 (Spring 1955): 117.
  • "Committee Meeting," Sewanee Review, 64 (Autumn 1956): 606.
  • "Mexico Picnic, October 31," Saturday Review, 40 (12 January 1957): 54.
  • "Lexington, Kentucky," American Weave, 100 (Spring 1961): 4–6.
  • "Seven Occasions for Song," Hudson Review, 15 (Spring 1962): 86–87.
  • "Title: To Be Supplied," Western Humanities Review, 17 (Winter 1963): 64.
  • "Waiting Bench with Figure," Midwest Quarterly, 7 (Autumn 1964): 96.
  • "The Gift," New Mexico Quarterly, 25 (Summer 1965): 137.
  • "Snapshots of the Four Grandchildren," Atlantic, 217 (May 1966): 113.
  • "Mercy," English Record, 19 (February 1969): 28.
  • "Grace Before Calling the Nursing Home and the Jail," Southern Poetry Review, 16 (1977): 83.
Fiction
  • "Mister Joseph Potts," Paris Review, 8 (Spring 1955): 107–121.
  • "The Prayer Meeting," Sewanee Review, 64 (Winter 1956): 110–122.
  • "Cafe Nore," Epoch, 8 (Fall 1957): 153–166.
  • "If You Don't Go Out the Way You Came In," Colorado Quarterly, 9 (Summer 1960): 69–83.
  • "The Third Ocean," Hudson Review, 22 (Summer 1969): 232–252.
Nonfiction
  • "Rejections and Acceptances from Editors and Other Readers: Jesse Stuart's 'Dawn of a Remembered Spring' Remembered". Focus: Teaching English Language Arts. 3: 1–5. Spring 1977. 

References[edit]

  • "Hollis (Spurgeon) Summers, (Jr.)." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Literature Resource Center. Web. 15 March 2011.

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