Dr. HOWARD WOLF, (b.1936)
Professor of American and English Literature at
the State University of New York at Buffalo,
U.S.A., is the co-author (with Roger Porter) of
the Voice within: Reading and Writing
Autobiography (1973); and the author of Forgive
The Father : A Memoir of Changing Generations
(1978); Upper Manhattan : A Family Album -- poems
(1990); A Version of Home : Letters from the
Worlds (1992) and This is India : Recording
Reality Itself (1992).
Wolf has published more than 175 literary and
cultural essays, short stories, poems and social
commentaries. He is a distinguished member of the
PEN International (American Centre) and has been a
fellow of both, the Macdowell Colony and the
Virginia Centre for the Arts.
In 1998, Professor Wolf visited India for the
first time where he participated in the American
Civilization Course at American Studies Research
Centre (ASRC), Hyderabad. He returned in 1990 as
an ' American Participant ' under the auspices of
the USIS and gave lectures in eight Indian Cities
: Chennai, Calicut, Trivandrum, Berhampur,
Bhubaneshwar, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Delhi.
All of Professor Wolf's books deal, in one way or
another , with what he calls " the
autobiographical impulses in American Life. "
He is interested in the value and use of personal
writing and believes that this idiom and genre,
which has deep roots in the consonant with
democratic ideals of a world-wide nature.
Another forthcoming book of Howard Wolf is :
Essays on Crisis of Humanism in Contemporary