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James E. Miller, scholar of American Literature, 1920-2010

James E. Miller Jr. made his scholarly reputation with studies of American authors ranging from Walt Whitman to T.S. Eliot, and he brought the country’s literary tradition to life for three decades of University of Chicago students.

Miller, the Helen A. Regenstein Professor Emeritus of English, died of kidney failure and sepsis at his home in Hyde Park on Sept. 9, his 90th birthday.

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