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Saints at the River

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This volume "...aims with respect to subject matter...coverage of ethical theory as pursued among English-speaking philosophers. Its 326 distinguished contributors are authorities in their fields. The Encyclopedia's content was again designed through wide consultation, and its 581 signed entries were peer reviewed.



About the Author

Ron Rash

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Ron Rash was born in Chester, South Carolina, where both his mother and his father worked in a textile mill. When he was seven years old, his family moved back to western North Carolina, a region where Rash's ancestors had lived since the mid-1700s. Rash's father went to night school to complete a college degree and later became a professor at Gardner-Webb College in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, where Rash himself would later earn his bachelor's degree.

Rash returned to South Carolina to attend graduate school, where he met and married his wife, a fellow student. His teaching career has included positions at colleges and universities in the Carolinas. In an interview with Jack Shuler for the South Carolina Review, Rash stated, "I don't like living in cities." Rash's poetry, short stories, and novels often focus on the lives of people in rural, southern settings.


"Ron Rash." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 31 May 2012.

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