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Naturalist Writer Frank Norris
Only 32 years old when he died, Frank Norris is nevertheless an important writer in the naturalist genre, leading the way for later writers such as Theodore Dreiser, Stephen Crane, evennbsp; John Steinbeck. Jesse Crisler is co-author,with Joseph R. McElrath Jr. of the definitive biography of Norris, titled "Frank Norris: A Life" (University of Illinois Press).—Original airdate: 9/20/2007

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