8 Late Literary Giants

Faded old photograph of author

Zona Gale. UW Archives S10366

Saul Bellow x’41 Humboldt’s Gift, The Adventures of Augie March; Bellow was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature

August Derleth ’30 The Sac Prairie Saga

Zona Gale 1895, MA1899 Miss Lulu Bett, Friendship Village series of short stories

Lorraine Hansberry x’52 A Raisin in the Sun, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1918 The Yearling

Delmore Schwartz x’35 In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

Jean Toomer x’18 Cane, The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer

Eudora Welty ’29 The Optimist’s Daughter, which won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize; short story “Why I Live at the P.O.”

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