Patrick Chura is associate professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches courses in American literature. He is the author of Vital Contact: Downclassing Journeys in American Literature from Herman Melville to Richard Wright and has published articles on Harper Lee, Abraham Cahan, Eugene O'Neill, Thoreau and Shakespeare. His second book, Thoreau the Land Surveyor, is forthcoming in 2010.
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