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Granville Hicks

Granville Hicks, American author. Recipient Clarence Day award American Library Association, 1968.

Background

  • Hicks, Granville was born on September 9, 1901 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Frank Stevens and Carrie Weston (Home) Hicks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1923, A.M., 1929. Doctor of Humane Letters, Skidmore College, 1968, Ohio U., 1969. Doctor of Letters, Siena College, 1971.

    Career

    • Instructor Smith College, 1925-1928. Assistant Professor of English, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1929-1935. Counsellor American civilization Harvard, 1938-1939.

      Editorial staff New Masses Magazine, 1934-1939. Chairman radio program Speaking of Books, 1941-1943. Director Corporation of Yaddo, from 1942.

      Lecturer Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference, 1948. Literature consultant New Leader magazine, 1951-1958. Instructor novel writing New School, New York City, 1955-1958.

      McGuffey professor American literature Ohio U., 1967-1968. Contributing editor Saturday Review, 1958-1969.

    Works

    • Author: The Great Tradition-An Interpretation of American Literature since the Civil War, 1933, review edit., 1935. (with Lynd Ward) One of Us, 1935. John Reed-The Making of a Revolutionary, 1936.I Like America, 1938. Figures of Transition, 1939. The First to Awaken, 1940.Only One Storm, 1942. Behold Trouble, 1944. Small Town, 1946
    • There Was a Man in Our Town, 1952.Where We Came Out, 1954. Part of the Truth: An Autobiography, 1965. James Gould Cozzens, 1967.Literary Horizons, 1970. Granville Hicks in the New Masses, 1973. Co-editor Proletarian Literature in the United States, 1935.The Letters of Lincoln Steffens (with Ella Winter), 1938. Editor The Living Novel, 1957.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Dyer, June 27, 1925.
    • father: Frank Stevens Hicks
    • mother: Carrie Weston (Home) Hicks
    • spouse: Dorothy Dyer
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    Born September 9, 1901
    Died June 18, 1982
    (aged 80)
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    • Works
      • There Was a Man in Our Town, 1952.Where We Came Out, 1954. Part of the Truth: An Autobiography, 1965. James Gould Cozzens, 1967.Literary Horizons, 1970. Granville Hicks in the New Masses, 1973. Co-editor Proletarian Literature in the United States, 1935.The Letters of Lincoln Steffens (with Ella Winter), 1938. Editor The Living Novel, 1957.
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