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Author and editor will speak on his friendship with and publications on the 2007 Nobel Laureate

Author and editor Paul Schlueter will discuss 2007 Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Gendebien Room of Skillman Library. His lecture is entitled “Doris Lessing: A Personal Memoir.”

Schlueter will speak about his friendship of more than 40 years with Lessing, a friendship that grew out of his early scholarship on Lessing and his sustained support of her wide-ranging career. The lecture is sponsored by the department of English and the Friends of Skillman Library.

Schlueter, who is the husband of June Schlueter, Charles A. Dana Professor of English, received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Southern Illinois University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled A Critical Study of the Novels of Doris Lessing. Schlueter received his M.A. from the University of Denver in 1963 and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1958.

In 1975, Schlueter edited A Small Personal Voice: Essays, Reviews, Interviews by Doris Lessing. In 1973, he published The Novels of Doris Lessing and in 1971 he edited The Fiction of Doris Lessing.

Schlueter has edited and written numerous other books and essays discussing the works of American and British writers. He has also contributed to several reference works, including the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Specializing in 20th century British and American literature, the Victorian novel, the history of the novel, and journalism, Schlueter has taught at a wide range of colleges and universities, including University of Denver, Southern Illinois University, and Kean University in the United States, and University of Hamburg, University of Kassel, and University of Giessen in Germany.

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