Confessions of an American Scholar


Simon O’Toole

Simon O’Toole was the pseudonym for James Hepburn, among whose other books are The Author’s Empty Purse and the Rise of the Literary Agent (1968), Critic Into Anti-Critic (1984), Letters of Arnold Bennett (4 vols. 1966-1986), and A Book of Scattered Leaves: Poetry of Poverty in Broadside Ballads of Nineteenth Century England (2000-2002). Hepburn is the Charles A. Dana Professor of English, Emeritus at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.

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