University professor. Born– July 22, 1927, Pinchard. Parents– Nathan Harmon and Hortense (Warren) Rountree. Married– Virginia Earle Ward, August 12, 1967. Children– one. Education– Troy State University, B.A., 1950; University of Alabama, M.A., 1952; Tulane University, Ph.D., 1962. Taught at Southeast Louisiana College, 1958-1960; East Texas State University, 1960-1961; University of Alabama, 1961-1971; director of creative writing at Alabama, 1963-1971; chairman of the English Department at Troy State University, 1971-. Taught summers at Troy State in 1953, 1954, and lectured in creative writing at the South Dakota Fine Arts Conference, 1962 and 1963. Contributed to PMLA, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Tulane Studies in English. Died May 18, 1992.


Directory of American Scholars, 1978; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976; and the Writers Directory, 1976.


Emma; Notes. Lincoln, Neb.; Cliffs Notes, 1967.

Last of the Mohicans; Notes. Lincoln, Neb.; Cliffs Notes, 1965.

Poe’s Universe; the House of Usher and the Narrator. S.l.; s.n., 1972.

This Mighty Sum of Things; Wordsworth’s Theme of Benevolent Necessity. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.

Wordsworth and Beattie’s Minstrel. S.l.; s.n., 1970.


Critics on Emerson. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1973.

Critics of Hawthorne. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1972.

Critics on Melville. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1972.