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James A. Michener

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1907–97)

American novelist, raised in Pennsylvania, who began his extensive output with Tales of the South Pacific (1947), set in the Second World War. His historical novels...

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James A. Michener

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1907–97)

American novelist, raised in Pennsylvania, who began his extensive output with Tales of the South Pacific (1947), set in the Second World War. His historical novels...

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Michener, James A. (1907–1997)

Michael Cox and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 88 words.

Tales of the South Pacific (1947) Fiction Short Stories The Fires of Spring (1949) Fiction Return

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Michener, James A. (1907–1997)

Christopher Riches and Michael Cox.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 125 words.

Tales of the South Pacific (1947) Fiction Short Stories

The Fires of Spring (1949) Fiction

Return to Paradise...

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Michener, James A[lbert] (1907–97)

James D. Hart.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1986; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 497 words.

after graduation from Swarthmore (1929), study at Colorado State College, teaching of social sciences, and work as a book editor, was led into literature by his naval experiences in World...

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Michener, James A. (1907–97)

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 39 words.

American novelist, whose historical novels (Hawaii, 1959; The Source, 1965; etc.) were the fruit of painstaking research. The World is my Home...

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Michener, James A. (1907–97)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 70 words.

raised in Pennsylvania, who began his extensive output with Tales of the South Pacific (1947), set in the Second World War. His historical novels (...

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Michener, James A (1907–1997)

Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 171 words.

(1907–1997),

American novelist, born in New York City, educated at the University of Northern Colorado, and the

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Michener, James A[lbert](1907– ) New York-Born Novelist

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

in The Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1995; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 522 words.

after graduation from Swarthmore (1929), study at Colorado State College, teaching of social sciences, and work as a

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Michener, James

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1642 words.

Michener, James (03 February 1907–16 October 1997), popular novelist and author of nonfiction works, was born James Albert Michener in circumstances that remain unverified. Reports vary...

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An Adaptable Source

Jim Lovensheimer.

in South Pacific

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 9436 words.

This chapter provides biographical information about James A. Michener’s involvement in, and writing about, World War II in the Pacific as well as an analysis of Tales of the South Pacific,...

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The Reluctant Embrace of American Missionary Imperialism in James Michener’s Hawaii

Albert H. Tricomi.

in Missionary Positions

March 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8629 words.

This chapter brings into the limelight James Michener's novel Hawaii. This novel is regarded to be as much a narrative of American triumphalism as it is a narrative of Hawaii's people....

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South Pacific

Jim Lovensheimer.

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 288 pages.

This book explores the development of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical South Pacific. In particular, it notes how the team balanced the creation of a...

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Introduction

Etsuko Takushi Crissey.

in Okinawa's GI Brides

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 3671 words.

After World War II, the U.S. military built vast installations and imposed occupation rule until 1972. For all the post-war years Okinawans have lived next door to American bases. As one...

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You’ve Got to Be Carefully Rewritten

Jim Lovensheimer.

in South Pacific

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 10862 words.

After a preliminary discussion of race and World War II that draws from historian Micahel Bess’s work on the subject, this chapter demonstrates how Hammerstein repeatedly subdued South...

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Vince Lombardi

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

(1913–70)

A US American football coach, born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised as a Roman Catholic, who attended the Jesuit-based Fordham University in New York. Lombardi graduated...

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Best Sellers

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

Term for books that are remarkably popular, for a brief time or over a period of many years. Seldom of great literary significance, such works are often ephemeral and dependent upon...

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Glave, Thomas

Maggie Gerrity.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 881 words.

writer, gay activist, and educator, developed a fascination with language early in life. Born in the Bronx, New York, Glave grew up both there and in Kingston, Jamaica, in neighborhoods...

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Healy Family

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1388 words.

Michael Morris Healy (1796–1850) was a white Irishman born in County Roscommon. During the War of 1812, he served in the British Army in Canada, where he deserted. Within a few years he...

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Healy, Michael

James M. O'Toole.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1257 words.

Coast Guard officer and Alaska pioneer, was born Michael Augustine Healy in Jones County, Georgia, to Michael Morris Healy, an immigrant from Ireland, and Eliza Clark, a mixed-race slave...

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