Michael Dorris





Michael Dorris

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born
in Louisville, KY, The United States
January 30, 1945

died
April 10, 1997

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Michael Dorris was a novelist, short story writer, nonfiction writer, and author of books for children

The first member of his family to attend college, Dorris graduated from Georgetown with honors in English and received his graduate degree in anthropology from Yale. Dorris worked as a professor of English and anthropology at Dartmouth College.

Dorris was part-Native American through the lineage of his paternal. He founded the Native American Studies department at Dartmouth in 1972 and chaired it until 1985.

In 1971, Dorris became the first unmarried man in the United States to adopt a child. His adopted son, Reynold Abel, was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome and his condition became the subject of Dorris' The Broken Cord,(the pseudony
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“Here are two facts that should not both be true:
- There is sufficient food produced in the world every year to feed every human being on the planet.
- Nearly 800 million people literally go hungry every day, with more than a third of the earth's population -- 2 billion men and women -- malnourished one way or another, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.”
Michael Dorris, Rooms in the House of Stone: The "Thistle" Series of Essays

“Don't ask so many questions and they will all be answered.”
Michael Dorris, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

“Fear is a memory of better times. Fear is a dream.”
Michael Dorris, Rooms in the House of Stone: The "Thistle" Series of Essays