John Irwin

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Birthday
24, 1940
Birthplace
Texas
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Birthday
24, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Texas

About

Poet, professor, and literary critic. He published a 1976 poetry collection entitled The Heisenberg Variations and taught at Johns Hopkins University.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of St. Thomas, he earned his English doctorate from Rice University.

Trivia

He received the prestigious Christian Gauss Prize for a 1994 critical work entitled Mystery to a Solution: Poe, Borges, and the Analytical Detective Story.

Family Life

He grew up in Houston, Texas and later settled in Baltimore, Maryland.

Associated With

His first published work of literary criticism, Doubling and Incest/Repetition and Revenge: A Speculative Reading of Faulkner, dealt with the novels of southern author William Faulkner.