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George Oppen

George OppenBorn: 24-Apr-1908
Birthplace: New Rochelle, NY
Died: 7-Jul-1984
Location of death: Sunnyvale, CA
Cause of death: Alzheimer's

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Objectivist proponent and poet

Military service: WWII (France)

Co-founded Objectivist Press.

Father: George August Oppenheimer (businessman)
Mother: (d. suicide when Oppen was 4)
Wife: Mary Colby (m. 1926)

    University: Oregon State University (dropout)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1969 for Of Being Numerous
    Purple Heart WWII, France
    Assault Acquitted, 1930's

Author of books:
Discrete Series (1934, poetry)
The Materials (1962, poetry)
Of Being Numerous (1968, poetry)
Collected Poems (1975, poetry)
Primitive (1978, poetry)



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