August (William) Derleth Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 12 pages of information about the life of August (William) Derleth.
This section contains 3,450 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the August (William) Derleth Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography on August (William) Derleth

August Derleth, a versatile and prolific author, combined a deep and abiding love of nature with a respect and reverence for his Germanic roots and his Wisconsin heritage. During the course of a career which began at age fifteen, when he sold his first story to Weird Tales, and continued without interruption until his death, over a hundred of Derleth's novels, short stories, histories, biographies, essays, articles, and volumes of poetry were published. The subjects of his countless books and shorter works reflect a curious mind and multiplicity of interests. Early in his career Derleth eschewed the seemingly glamorous life of a sophisticated young literary man in Minneapolis, returned to his roots in Sauk City, and made the land and the people he loved his source of wisdom and inspiration. Derleth never regretted his decision, and his Wisconsin and Sac Prairie sagas, as well as innumerable other...

(read more)

This section contains 3,450 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the August (William) Derleth Biography
Copyrights
Dictionary of Literary Biography
August (William) Derleth from Dictionary of Literary Biography. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook