Nebraska Authors

Philo M. Buck

AKA: Philo Melvyn Buck, Jr.

Born 1877-02-18 Morristown, NJ (USA)

Died 1950-12-09
Madison, WI (USA)

Delaware, OH (USA)
Oak Grove Cemetery

Professor Philo M. Buck taught in the University of Nebraska's English Department where he was a contemporary of Sherlock Gass and Hartley Burr Alexander. Buck also served as a Captain in World War I.

Places Lived

Morristown, NJ
St. Louis, MO
Lincoln, NE
Madison, WI

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Rhetoric; Literature


Professor of Rhetoric, University of Nebraska
Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


The Art of Composition. with William Schuyler. 1907.
Social Forces in Modern Literature. 1913.
Milton on Liberty. 1925.
Literary Criticism: A Study of Values in Literature. 1930.
The Golden Thread. 1931.
An Anthology of World Literature. 1934.
The World's Great Age: The Story of a Century's Search for a Philosophy of Life. 1936.
Directions in Contemporary Literature. 1942.

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