STRODE, HUDSON, 1892-1976


Writer, teacher of writing. Born– Oct. 31, 1892 in Cairo, Ill. Parents– Thomas Fuller and Hope (Hudson) Strode. Married– Therese Cory,  Dec. 20, 1924. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1913; Columbia University, M.A., 1914; special study at Harvard University, 1916. Instructor in English, Syracuse University, 1914-1916; professor of English, University of Alabama, 1914-1963.  Awarded professor emeritus status on his retirement in 1963; received the honorary D. Litt. from the University of Alabama in 1952, and from the University of the South, 1960; made a Knight of the Royal Order of the North Star by King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1961.  Internationally known for his creative writing classes at the University of Alabama;  taught and mentored many young writers.  Died September 22, 1976.


Papers and photographs of Hudson Strode are held by the William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.


Contemporary Authors online.


Denmark Is a Lovely Land. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1951.

The Eleventh House, Memoirs. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1975.

The End of the Dance; a Play in One Act. New York; S. French, 1929.

Finland Forever. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1941.

Jefferson Davis: A Biography. 3 vols. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1955-1964.

Now in Mexico. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1947.

The Pageant of Cuba. New York; H. Smith and R. Haas, 1934.

South by Thunderbird. New York; Random House, 1937.

The Story of Bermuda. New York; Random House, 1932.

Sweden, Model for a World. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1949.

Temples to the South. Great Neck, N.Y.; G. Alam Chidsey, 1941.

Timeless Mexico. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1944.

Ultimates in the Far East; Travels in the Orient and India. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1970.

Compiler and editor;

Jefferson Davis; Private Letters, 1823-1889.  New York; Harcourt, 1967.

Spring Harvest; A collection of stories from Alabama.  New York; Knopf, 1944.