Nebraska Authors

Daniel A. Dervin

Born 1935 Omaha, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
New York, NY
Fredricksburg, VA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Literary theory; Biography


Bachelor of Arts, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1959
Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1963
Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, NY, 1970


Professor of English, Linguistics and Speech, Mary Washington College, Fredicksburg, VA

Places Worked

Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, 1967-1997


First prize in Irene Leache Short Story contest, 1973


The Spook in the Rainforest: An Inquiry into the Plays of Tennessee William. 1963.
George Bernard Shaw and the Uses of Energy. 1970.
Bermard Shaw: A Psychological Study. 1974.
A "Strange Sapience": The Creative Imagination of D. H. Lawrence. 1984.
Through a Freudian Lens Deeply: A Psychoanalysis of Cinema. 1985.
Creativity and Culture: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Creative Process in the Arts, Sciences and Culture. 1990.
Enactments: American Modes and Psychohistorical Models. 1996.
Matricentric Narratives: Recent British Women's Fiction in a Postmodern Mode. 1997.
Home Is Another Country: Short Stories. 1998.
Father Bosetti in America: A Biographical Study. 2004.

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