Alexander Karanikas, 1943 - 2006, LettersStefansson Mss-246

Biography

Alexander Karanikas, Harvard class of 1939, served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Forces, where he was stationed at Ladd Field, Alaska from 1943-1945. A Greek-American author, Karanikas has written several books and poems including Tillers of a Myth: The Southern Agrarians as Social and Literary Critics, Hellenes and Hellions, and Stepping Stones. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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