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Kenneth Fearing

AKA Kenneth Flexner Fearing

Born: 28-Jul-1902
Birthplace: Oak Park, IL
Died: 26-Jun-1961
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Big Clock

Father: Harry Lester Fearing (attorney)
Mother: Olive Flexner ("Ollie")
Girlfriend: Margery Latimer (together 1923-28)
Wife: Rachel Meltzer (m. 26-Apr-1933, separated 1942, div. 1945, one son)
Son: Bruce (b. 19-Jul-1935)
Wife: Nan Lurie (m. 18-Jun-1945, separated 1952)

    University: Oak Park & River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL
    University: University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Partisan Review Founding Editor (1934)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1937
    Jewish Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Smoking

Author of books:
Angel Arms (1929, poetry)
Poems (1935, poetry)
Dead Reckoning (1938, poetry)
The Hospital (1939, novel)
Collected Poems of Kenneth Fearing (1940, poetry)
Dagger of the Mind (1941, novel)
Clark Gifford's Body (1942, novel)
Afternoon of a Pawnbroker and Other Poems (1943, poetry)
The Big Clock (1946, novel)
Stranger at Coney Island and Other Poems (1948, poetry)
Loneliest Girl in the World (1951, novel)
The Generous Heart (1954, novel)
New and Selected Poems (1956, poetry)
The Crozart Story (1960, novel)


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