Lyall Powers

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Lyall H. Powers (born July 13, 1924)[1] is a professor of English at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1958.[2] He was granted emeritus status by the University's Regents during their October, 1992, meeting.[3]

Powers has written widely on modern American authors, and, with Leon Edel, edited the complete notebooks of Henry James. One of his most widely circulated books is Alien Heart, a biography of Canadian author Margaret Laurence. A lifelong friend of Laurence, having met her when they were students together in the 1940s, Powers combines personal knowledge of the author with a study of her writings.


  1. ^ "Lyall Powers". University of Manitoba. Retrieved 26 January 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Lyall Powers, University of Michigan Department of English
  3. ^ Powers, Riordan, Buning granted emeritus status. The University Record. October 26, 1992. Accessed 16 Aug. 2006.