University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States
Warren Leamon studied at University of Georgia and received Bachelor of Arts in 1960.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Warren Leamon attended Vanderbilt University and got Master of Arts in 1961.
University College, Dublin, Ireland
Warren Leamon finished University College, Dublin with Ph.D. (English) in 1973.
(This book is the first full-scale critical study of Harry...)
This book is the first full-scale critical study of Harry Mathews. Warren Leamon places Harry Mathews firmly within the context of the various currents in contemporary American and European fiction. He traces the significant links between Mathews's work and a number of important modernists - Joyce, Eliot, Firbank, and Graves among them. Leamon's work provides an important introduction and critical assessment of a heretofore neglected writer, as well as providing readers already familiar with Mathews with useful, detailed information and perceptive analysis of individual works.
(In the Mountains, a series of poems set in the southern A...)
In the Mountains, a series of poems set in the southern Appalachia, uses nature as a basis for exploring trends in contemporary thought and culture. The poems deal especially with the relationship between current philosophic-scientific attitudes and traditional theology.
Warren Leamon studied at University of Georgia and received Bachelor of Arts in 1960. He also attended Vanderbilt University and got Master of Arts in 1961. He finished University College, Dublin with Ph.D. (English) in 1973.
Warren began to work as an instructor at University of Georgia, Athens in 1962. From 1979 he was an associate professor of English there. During 6 years he was an assistant professor of English at University College, Dublin, Ireland.
He also was a writer. His Unheard Melodies is a coming-of-age novel that takes place in post-World War II Atlanta. The work garnered praise from reviewers. In the Christian Science Monitor, Karla Vallance judged the Unheard Melodies' forte to be its universal themes and Leamon’s evocation of the past. “He has written a haunting book,” she asserted. “It haunts partly because it is a story of a place that is no longer - and of a man who is no longer the boy he used to be. Another reason is the vivid sense of place it evokes.” “The story is firmly anchored in a time and place. It feels tangible, real, solid,” continued Vallance. “But like any good novel that relies on a given locale, it transcends place. This novel works because it is so humanly present, because it keys so uncannily into the deepest thoughts of a young person.” Viewing the work as a whole. Richard Moore in Sewanee Review cited Leamon’s “finely observed and ironic memories,” and concluded of Unheard Melodies, “This is a superb novel.”
In his biographical and critical study Harry Mathews, Leamon introduces readers to Mathews’s fiction, which includes short stories and four novels. Steven Moore, writing in Review of Contemporary Fiction, found much to like about the study. “Leamon’s readings of the novels and stories are extremely useful, both for first-time readers and for longtime admirers, and his book will clearly be the starting-point for subsequent Mathews criticism,” Moore maintained. “Intelligent,” “well written,” and “revealing” were the words D. W. Madden used to describe the work in Choice.
He died in 2017 at his home.
Stanley Lindberg, a past editor of The Georgia Review, describe Warren Leamon as “Georgia all the way”.
Warren married in 1967 and had three children.