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About the AuthorHenry Alley is a Professor Emeritus of Literature in the Honors College at the University of Oregon. He received his B.A. with honors in English from Stanford University in 1967, his M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Cornell University in 1969 and his Ph.D in Prose Fiction in 1971, also from Cornell. He has four novels, Through Glass (Iris Press, 1979), The Lattice (Ariadne Press, 1986), Umbrella of Glass (Breitenbush Books, 1988), and Precincts of Light (Inkwater Press, 2010). His stories have been published over the past forty years in such journals as Seattle Review, Outerbridge, Virginia Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Gertrude, and Harrington Gay Men’s Quarterly Fiction. This spring, his collection of stories, The Dahlia Field, will appear, published by Chelsea Station Editions. His essays are in The Journal of Narrative Technique, Studies in the Novel, Twentieth Century Literature, Kenyon Review, and Papers on Language and Literature. In 1997, The University of Delaware Press published his book-length study, The Quest for Anonymity: The Novels of George Eliot. Alley’s most recent novel, Precincts of Light, explores the Measure Nine crisis in Oregon, when gay and lesbian people were threatened with imposed silence.
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