Nebraska Authors

Dorothy Wynne Zimmerman

Born 1925-09-06 Mason City, NE (USA)

Died 2012-11-05
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Buried
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Among her many distinguished publications were her editions of George Sand's The Country Waif, and Life in Alaska, the autobiography of her own pioneering Aunt May Wynne Lamb. She co-edited and wrote for French Women Authors, a collection of 52 critical essays that is a library standard. All her life, Dorothy had a rare, equal love of both the natural world of flowers, trees, sky and land and the constructed world of painting, architecture, plays, opera and above all, literature. She travelled extensively and lived for long stretches in England and France. Her daughter, Mary Zimmerman, is a renowned playwright. Her good friends included Bernice Slote and Virginia Faulkner.

Places Lived

Mason City, NE
Hays, KS
Lawrence, KS
Champaign, IL
Lincoln, NE
ENGLAND
FRANCE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Biography

Keywords

Essay; Biography

Education

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Ph.D. in English, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, IL

Occupation

Professor of English

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Honors

Camargo Foundation Fellow, Cassusm, FRANCE 1987

Bibliography

The Country Waif. 1977. (Introduction by Dorothy Zimmerman, book by George Sand)
Life in Alaska: The Reminiscences of a Kansas Woman, 1916-1919. 1988. (with May Wynne Lamb)
French Women Writers. 1991. (Introduction and contributor)

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