Although not a Mormon, Douglas L. Wilson is interested in Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and the Illinois period of L.D.S. history. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is an Assistant Professor of English at Knox College, specializing in American literature. He is the editor O / T H E GENTEEL TRADITION: NINE ESSAYS BY GEORGE SANTAYANA, recently published by Harvard University Press.
Prospects for the Study of the Book of Mormon as a Work of American Literature
Articles/Essays – Volume 3, No. 1
Dialogue 3.1 (Spring 1970): 42–45
No one will want to deny that the Book of Mormon has been a book
of considerable impact and importance in America, insofar as it has
affected the lives of many millions of citizens; yet it has never really been
counted in the canon of American literature.