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James Purdy

James PurdyAKA James Otis Purdy

Born: 17-Jul-1914 [1]
Birthplace: Fremont, OH
Died: 13-Mar-2009
Location of death: Englewood, NJ [2]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Eustance Chisholm and the Works


[1] Patrick Healy, "James Purdy Has Died", The New York Times, 13 March 2009: "Though he is frequently described as having been born in 1923, Mr. Uecker said that he was, in fact, born in 1914."

[2] Englewood Hospital, Englewood, NJ.

    University: University of Puebla, Mexico (attended 1944-45)
    University:
University of Chicago (attended 1945-46)
    University: University of Madrid (attended 1947)
    Teacher: Lawrence College, Appleton, WI (1949-53)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1958
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1962

Author of books:
Don't Call Me by My Right Name and Other Stories (1956, short stories)
63: Dream Palace (1956, novella)
Color of Darkness: Eleven Stories and a Novella (1957, short stories)
Malcolm (1959, novel)
The Nephew (1960, novel)
Cabot Wright Begins (1964, novel)
Eustace Chisholm and the Works (1967, novel)
Jeremy's Vision (1970, novel)
I Am Elijah Thrush (1972, novel)
The House of the Solitary Maggot (1974, novel)
In a Shallow Grave (1976, novel)
Narrow Rooms (1978, novel)
Mourners Below (1981, novel)
On Glory's Course (1984, novel)
Candles of Your Eyes (1986, novel)
Out with the Stars (1992, novel)
Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue (1998, novel)



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