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Jay Parini

Jay Parini is Axinn Professor of English at Middlebury College, Vermont. His six novels include The Last Station and The Apprentice Lover. In addition to biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost and William Faulkner, he has written a volume of essays on literature and politics, as well as The Art of Teaching. He edited The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature and writes regularly for the Guardian and other publications.