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Author photo. Library of Congress, Carl van Vechten Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-103693 DLC

Library of Congress, Carl van Vechten Collection, Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-103693 DLC

James Purdy (1914–2009)

Author of Malcolm

Includes the names: James Purdy, James Purdy, Eustace Chisholm and the Works

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James Purdy was born in Ohio in 1923. After serving in the Army, he attended the University of Puebla in Mexico before receiving an M.A. in Romance languages at the University of Chicago and spending some time at the University of Madrid. He taught at Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin from 1949 to 1953. During his lifetime he wrote about 20 novels as well as numerous short stories and plays. Some of his best-known works include the following: Color of Darkness (1957), Malcolm (1959), The Nephew (1960), Cabot Wright Begins (1964), I Am Elijah Thrush (1972), In a Shallow Grave (1976), and Narrow Rooms (1977). He also wrote the Sleepers in Moon-Crowned Valleys trilogy, which comprised of Jeremy's Version (1970), The House of the Solitary Maggot (1974), and Mourners Below (1981). He died on March 13, 2009 at the age of 94. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Malcolm 275 copies, 5 reviews
Eustace Chisholm and the Works 240 copies, 5 reviews
In a Shallow Grave 179 copies, 3 reviews
Narrow Rooms 159 copies, 2 reviews
The nephew 149 copies
Garments the Living Wear 90 copies, 1 review
I Am Elijah Thrush 89 copies, 1 review
Jeremy's Version 73 copies, 1 review
Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue 71 copies, 5 reviews
Mourners Below 57 copies, 1 review
Children Is All 39 copies
Malcolm 21 copies
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume Three (Contributor) 21 copies, 1 review
Two Plays 6 copies
Enge Räume 3 copies
Sleep Tight 3 copies
Kitty Blue 2 copies
Heatstroke 2 copies
The lesson 1 copy
Malcoll 1 copy
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (Contributor) 309 copies
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (Contributor) 280 copies
Men on Men 2: Best New Gay Fiction (Contributor) 194 copies, 1 review
Men on Men 6: Best New Gay Fiction (Contributor) 125 copies, 1 review
First Love/Last Love (Contributor) 83 copies
On the Line: New Gay Fiction (Contributor) 80 copies, 1 review
Granta 1: New American Writing (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (Contributor) 29 copies, 1 review
Family: Stories from the Interior (Contributor) 14 copies
Twenty-Nine Stories (Contributor) 11 copies
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