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Leon Edel

AKA Joseph Leon Edel

Born: 9-Sep-1907
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 5-Sep-1997
Location of death: Honolulu, HI
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Biographer of Henry James

Military service: US Army (1943-47)

    University: BA, McGill University (1927)
    University: MA, McGill University (1928)
    University: PhD, University of Paris (1932)
    Professor: New York University (1950-72)
    Professor: University of Hawaii (1972-78)

    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1963 for Henry James
    National Book Award for Nonfiction 1963 for Henry James

Author of books:
The Psychological Novel (1955, criticism)
Henry James: The Conquest of London, 18701883 (1962, biography)
Henry James: The Middle Years, 18821895 (1962, biography)
Willa Cather: A Critical Biography (1953, biography)
Henry D. Thoreau (1970, biography)
Bloomsbury: A House of Lions (1979, criticism)
Writing Lives: Principia Biographica (1984)



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