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Howard Fast

Howard FastAKA Howard Melvin Fast

Born: 11-Nov-1914
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 12-Mar-2003
Location of death: Old Greenwich, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Spartacus

Father: Barney Howard
Mother: Ida Miller (d. 1923)
Wife: Bette Cohen (m. 6-Jun-1937, d. 1994, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Rachel
Son: Jonathan Fast (novelist, b. 13-Apr-1948, m. novelist Erica Jong)
Wife: Mercedes O'Connor (until his death)

    Communist Party USA 1943
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Lenin Peace Prize 1953
    Contempt of Congress 1950 (imprisoned 3 months)

Author of books:
Two Valleys (1933, novel)
Citizen Tom Paine (1943, novel)
Freedom Road (1944, novel)
Spartacus (1951, novel)
The Naked God (1957)
The Crossing (1971, novel)
The Immigrants (1977, novel)
The Second Generation (1978, novel)
The Establishment (1979, novel)
The Legacy (1981, novel)
Max (1982, novel)
The Dinner Party (1987, novel)
The Pledge (1988, novel)
The Confession of Joe Cullen (1989, novel)
Being Red (1990, memoir)
The Novelist (1992, biography, of Jane Austen)
The Trial of Abigail Goodman (1992)
Seven Days in June (1994)


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