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Peter Salm

Peter Salm, German, American comparative litature educator. Served to technical sergeant Counter Intelligence corpus, United States army, 1942-1946. Member Modern Language Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Salm, Peter was born on August 23, 1919 in Hameln, Germany. Came to the United States, 1938. Son of Uri and Heleh (Hahlo) Salm Byrns.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1958.

    Career

    • Teaching fellow University of California at Los Angeles, Yale University. Assistant professor German Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1958-1963. Associate professor German Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1963-1965, chairman German department, chairman division modern languages and literature, until 1976, professor comparative literature and German, 1976-1986, professor emeritus, 1986-1990.

    Works

    • Pinpoint of Eternity
    • Studies the occurrence of 'pinpoints of eternity') or certain kinds of intensely experienced moments) in a number of key works of literature such as Dante's Divine Comedy, Goethe's Faust and Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served to technical sergeant Counter Intelligence corpus, United States army, 1942-1946. Member Modern Language Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married June Macy, August 10, 1958. 1 child, Anthony.
    • father: Uri Byrns
    • mother: Heleh (Hahlo) Salm Byrns
    • spouse: June Macy
    • child: Anthony Salm
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    Born August 23, 1919
    Died October 21, 1990
    (aged 71)
    Nationality
    • 1951
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1958
      Yale University
    • 1958 - 1963
      assistant, professor German Wesleyan University
      Middletown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      associate, professor German Case Western Reserve University
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States