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

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

McTeague as Metafiction?: Frank Norris’ Parodies of Bret Harte and the Dime Novel

Parody and Dark Projections: Medieval Romance and the Gothic in McTeague

Vandover and the Brute: The Decisive Experience of Loss

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

The Inconsistent Octopus

Ambivalent Warriors in The Octopus

Frank Norris’s Western Metropolitans

The Real Vanamee and His Influence On Frank Norris’ The Octopus

McTeague: The Imagistic Network

Frank Norris’ Literary Terminology: A Note On Historical Context

Beneficial Atavism in Frank Norris and Jack London

An Undiscovered Early Review of Norris’ Octopus

The Western Naturalism of Frank Norris

Charles and Frank Norris