Author photo. Artist: Howard Coale for The New Yorker, 1995

Artist: Howard Coale for The New Yorker, 1995

Harold Brodkey (1930–1996)

Author of Stories in an Almost Classical Mode

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HAROLD BRODKEY is the author of the novel The Runaway Soul, several collections of stories: First Love and Other Sorrows, Stories in an Almost Classical Mode, and The World Is the Home of Love and Death; travel writing: My Venice; essays: Sea Battles on Dry Land, and a memoir of his experience with AIDS, This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death. His many honors include two first-place O. Henry Prizes as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Adademy in Rome, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lived in New York City with his wife, the novelist Ellen Schwamm, until his death in 1996.
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