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Lenny Cassuto
B.A., Columbia University; A.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., Harvard University
917D Lowenstein
Ext. 6289

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Lenny Cassuto is the author or editor of seven books on American literature and culture. The most recent of these are The Cambridge History of the American Novel (2011), of which he was General Editor, and The Cambridge Companion to Baseball (2011), winner of the Best Anthology Award from the North American Society of Sports Historians. Cassuto is the author of Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories, which was nominated for the Edgar and Macavity Awards and named one of the Ten Best Books of 2008 in the crime and mystery category by The Los Angeles Times. Cassuto is also an award-winning journalist who writes on subjects ranging from science to sports, in venues from The New York Times to He writes a monthly column for the Chronicle of Higher Education called “The Graduate Adviser,” and is currently writing a book about the state of American graduate education. His website is
Areas of Interest
American literature and culture, nineteenth-century African American literature,
disability studies.

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