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Mark Harris

AKA Mark Harris Finkelstein

Born: 19-Nov-1922
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, NY
Died: 30-May-2007
Location of death: Santa Barbara, CA [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered over baseball sandlot, Mount Vernon, NY)

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bang the Drum Slowly

His most celebrated novel became a film, Bang the Drum Slowly (1973).


[1] Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA.

Sister: Martha Harris
Wife: Josephine Horen (until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Henry
Son: Anthony
Daughter: Hester

    University: BA English, University of Denver
    University: MA, University of Denver (1951)
    University: PhD American Studies, University of Minnesota (1956)
    Teacher: University of Minnesota
    Teacher: San Francisco State University
    Teacher: Purdue University
    Teacher: California Institute of the Arts
    Teacher: University of Southern California
    Teacher: University of Pittsburgh
    Professor: Creative Writing, Arizona State University (1980-2001)

    Bill Bradley for President
    Risk Factors: Alzheimer's

Author of books:
Trumpet to the World (1946, novel)
City of Discontent: An Interpretive Biography of Vachel Lindsay (1952, biography)
The Southpaw (1953, novel)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1956, novel)
Something about a Soldier (1957, novel)
A Ticket for a Seamstitch (1957, novel)
Wake Up, Stupid (1959, novel)
Mark the Glove Boy, or The Last Days of Richard Nixon (1964, biography)
Twentyone Twice: A Journal (1966, journal)
The Goy (1970, novel)
Killing Everybody (1973, novel)
Best Father Ever Invented: The Autobiography of Mark Harris (1976, memoir)
It Looked Like For Ever (1979, novel)
Saul Bellow: Drumlin Woodchuck (1980, biography)
Lying In Bed (1984, novel)
Speed (1990, novel)
The Tale Maker (1994, novel)
Diamond: The Baseball Writings of Mark Harris (1994, anthology)


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