R(obert) V(erlin) Cassill 1919–
American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and teacher.
Cassill's experiences in the academia of the Midwest provide the background for many of his works. He probes the sexual and psychological aspects of his characters, who often meet with tragedy in their endless search for power and personal fulfillment.
(See also CLC, Vol. 4; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 9-12, rev. ed.; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 7; and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 6.)