Donald Pizer is an American academic and literary critic. He is the Pierce Butler Professor of English Emeritus at Tulane University, and the author of several books on Naturalism. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962.
He has made enormous contributions to the study of naturalism in the period from 1890 through World War II, with a score or more of books on Jack London, Hamlin Garland, Theodore Dreiser, Frank Norris, John Dos Passos, the 1890s, and twentieth-century fiction.
The Literary Criticism of Frank Norris. New York: Russell & Russell, 1964
The Theory and Practice of American Literary Naturalism: Selected Essays and Reviews. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.
The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: Howells to London. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
American Naturalism and the Jews: Garland, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, and Cather. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
The Significant Hamlin Garland: A Collection of Essays. New York: Anthem Press, 2014.