A. Grove Day

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A. Grove Day
DiedMarch 26, 1994
OccupationAuthor, teacher, and authority on the history of Hawaii
NationalityUnited States
Alma materStanford University
Notable worksPacific Science: A Quarterly Devoted to the Biological and Physical Sciences of the Pacific Region

Arthur Grove Day (1904 in Philadelphia – March 26, 1994 in Hawaii) was an author, teacher, and authority on the history of Hawaii, the founding editor in chief of Pacific Science: A Quarterly Devoted to the Biological and Physical Sciences of the Pacific Region . [1]

Day earned his bachelor's and graduate degrees from Stanford University, where he befriended John Steinbeck. He moved to Hawaii in 1944 and was a professor in the English department of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he taught a course in "Literature of the Pacific". He chaired the English department from 1948 to 1953. [2] In 1979, he won the Hawaii Award for Literature. [3]


Day was a scholar of the South Pacific and wrote or edited more than fifty books, including [4]

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  1. Online edition of Pacific Science, Jan. 1947.
  2. "Pacific Scholarship, Literary Criticism, and Touristic Desire: The Specter of A. Grove Day", by Paul Lyons, in Boundary 2, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Summer, 1997), pp. 47-78.
  3. "Bio:A. Grove Day - ISFDB". www.isfdb.org. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  4. "A. Grove Day | Penguin Random House". www.penguinrandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2018-06-15.