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Peter De Vries

Born: 27-Feb-1910
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 28-Sep-1993
Location of death: Norwalk, CT
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Tunnel of Love

Military service: US Army (WWII, medical discharge)


[1] Christian Reformed Church (Dutch).

Wife: Katinka Loeser (m. 16-Oct-1943, d. 6-Mar-1991, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Derek
Daughter: Emily
Daughter: Jan
Son: Jon

    University: Calvin College (1931)
    University: Northwestern University

    The New Yorker Staff Writer (1944-87)
    Poetry Editor (1938-44)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1983
    Stroke 1993 (multiple)
    Dutch Ancestry

Author of books:
But Who Wakes the Bugler? (1940)
The Tunnel of Love (1949)
Comfort Me with Apples (1956)
The Mackerel Plaza (1958)
The Tents of Wickedness (1959)
Through the Fields of Clover (1961)
The Blood of the Lamb (1962)
Reuben, Reuben (1964)
No, But I Saw the Movie (1965)
The Vale of Laughter (1967)
Let Me Count the Ways (1969)
Into Your Tent I'll Creep (1971)
Forever Panting (1973)
The Glory of the Hummingbird (1974)
I Hear America Swinging (1976)
Madder Music (1977)
Consenting Adults, or the Duchess Will Be Furious (1980)
Sauce for the Goose (1981)
Slouching Towards Kalamazoo (1983)
The Prick of Noon (1985)
Peckham's Marbles (1988)


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