O'Faoláin, Seán, 1900-1991
- Existence: 1900-1991
Seán O'Faoláin was born John Whelan on February 22, 1900, in Cork, Ireland; he changed his name to its Gaelic variant in 1916. He received his education at National University of Ireland and Harvard University. He fought in the Irish Revolution, 1918 - 1921; lectured at Harvard University and Boston College in 1929 and St. Mary’s College, 1929 - 1933. He became a full-time author in 1932 after he won the Femina Prize nomination for Midsummer Night Madness and Other Stories. He has written many short stories, biographies, travel books, essays, and critical studies, but only three novels.
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Abstract Harvey Breit, poet, playwright, and interviewer, was a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review from 1940-1965. This collection consists of more than 225 pages of correspondence sent to Breit during this period by more than fifty authors and public figures.