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Ronald Gottesman dies at 77; longtime USC professor co-edited 'Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volumes I and II'
Ronald Gottesman dies at 77; longtime USC professor co-edited 'Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volumes I and II'

Ronald Gottesman, a retired USC English professor who co-edited the "Norton Anthology of American Literature: Volumes I and II" published in 1979, died May 10 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center of complications from pneumonia, USC announced. He was 77.Gottesman taught American literature and American studies at USC from 1975 to 2001. As a scholar, he specialized in American novelist Upton Sinclair, film studies including the work of Orson Welles and movie depictions of King Kong, and violence in American life.One of six editors of the 1979 edition of the "Norton Anthology of American Literature," Gottesman helped shape a textbook widely used in undergraduate college survey courses.He...

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