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William March


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Pseudonym of William Edward March Campbell (1893–1954), Alabama author whose service in World War I inspired his related short stories, Company K (1933), in which each soldier of the unit succinctly tells his experiences to create a composite portrait. Besides other collections, The Little Wife (1935), Some Like Them Short (1939), and Trial Balance (1945), he wrote the novels Come In at the Door (1934); The Tallons (1936); The Looking Glass (1943), presenting tortured and psychological experiences of individuals, set in his native state; and The Bad Seed (1954), about an eight-year-old murderess, dramatized (1955) by Maxwell Anderson.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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