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James Purdy (I) (1914–2009)

James Purdy was born on July 17, 1914 in Fremont, Ohio, USA as James Otis Purdy. He was a writer, known for In a Shallow Grave (1988) and Our Time (1983). He died on March 13, 2009 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

In a Shallow Grave
Our Time
Our Time Himself


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Author of the novel, "Malcolm." See more »

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I can describe my books as I seem them as American, imaginative, symbolic. My literary ancestors are two other Calvinists, Hawthorne, and Melville. See more »


He earned a Bachelor's Degree in French at Bowling Green State College (now University) in Bowling Green, Ohio in 1935 and a Master's Degree in English at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois in 1937. See more »

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