Frank Norris

Portrait of Norris, by Arnold Genthe

Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Norris Jr. (March 5, 1870 – October 25, 1902) was an American journalist and sometimes a novelist during the Progressive Era, whose fiction was predominantly in the naturalist genre. His notable works include McTeague (1899), The Octopus: A Story of California (1901), and The Pit (1903). (Information from Wikipedia)

Articles in Western American Literature:

From Fields of Wheat to Fields of Value: The Energy Unconscious of The Octopus, by Jeff Diamanti

“Left All Alone in This World’s Wilderness”: Queer Ecology, Desert Spaces, and Unmaking the Nation in Frank Norris’s McTeague, by Jada Ach

McTeague as Metafiction?: Frank Norris’ Parodies of Bret Harte and the Dime Novel, by William J. Hug

Parody and Dark Projections: Medieval Romance and the Gothic in McTeague, by Susan Prothro McFatter

Vandover and the Brute: The Decisive Experience of Loss, by Barbara Hochman

The Genesis of the Rapist in The Octopus: Frank Norris’s Revision of Vandover and the Brute, by John Jolly

The Inconsistent Octopus, by Robert E. Morsberger

Ambivalent Warriors in The Octopus, by Robert Micklus

Frank Norris’s Western Metropolitans, by Glen A. Love

The Real Vanamee and His Influence On Frank Norris’ The Octopus, by Charles L. Crow

McTeague: The Imagistic Network, by Suzy Bernstein Goldman

Frank Norris’ Literary Terminology: A Note On Historical Context, by John E. McCluskey

Beneficial Atavism in Frank Norris and Jack London, by James R. Giles

An Undiscovered Early Review of Norris’ Octopus, by Richard Allan Davison

The Western Naturalism of Frank Norris, by Don D. Walker

Charles and Frank Norris, by Arnold L. Goldsmith