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Joseph Leon Edel

Joseph Leon EDEL, American writer and teacher. Medal (U; Pulitzer Prize (biography) 1963; Award (non-fiction) 1963; Medal for Biography 1976; Award 1977; Medal (for literature) 1981; Award for Biography 1986. Council Authors’ Guild 1966-1968; William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, American Academy, of Psychoanalysis.

Background

  • EDEL, Joseph Leon was born on September 9, 1907 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Simon Edel and Fanny Malamud.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, McGill University, 1928. Doctor of Letters, McGill University, 1963. D.és.L., University Paris, 1932.

      Doctor of Letters, Union College, 1963. Doctor of Literature, University Saskatchewan, 1982. Doctor of Letters, Hawaii Loa College, 1988.

    Career

    • Writer, journalist, 1932-1943. Visiting professor New York University, 1950-1952, associate professor English, 1953-1954, professor English, 1955-1966, Henry James professor English and American letters, 1966-1973, emeritus, 1973. Citizens professor humanities University Hawaii, 1971-1978, emeritus, 1978-1997.

      Member faculty Harvard University, summer 1952, visiting professor, 1959-1960. Centenary visiting professor University Toronto, 1967. Gauss seminar lecturer Princeton University, 1952-1953.

      Visiting professor Indiana University, 1954-1955, University Hawaii, summer 1955, 69-70, Purdue University, 1970. Alexander lecturer University Toronto, 1956. Westminster Abbey address Henry James Memorial, 1976.

      Visiting professor Center Advanced Study, Wesleyan University, 1965. Visiting fellow Humanities Research Center, Canberra, Australia, 1976. Vernon professor biography Dartmouth College, 1977.

      Bollingen Foundation fellow, 1958-1961.

    Works

    Membership

    Member advisory committee education Metropolitan Museum Centenary, 1969-1970. Member educational advisory committee Guggenheim Foundation, 1967-1980. Served as 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, World World War II, 1945.

    Director Press Agency 1945-1946, United States zone Germany. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Society Literature (England). Member National Institute Arts and Letters (secretary 1965-1967), Washington White Psychoanalytic Society (honorary), American Academy Psychoanalysis (honorary), Society Authors (England), Authors Guild (member council, president 1969-1971), P.E.N. (president American Center 1957-1959), Hawaii Literature Arts Council (president 1978-1979), Century Club (New York City).

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, book collecting, swimming.

    Connections

    • Married 1st Bertha Cohen in 1935 (divorced in 1950), married 2nd Roberta Roberts in 1950 (divorced in 1979). Married 3rd Marjorie P. Sinclair in 1980.
    • father: Simon Edel
    • mother: Fannie (Malamud) Edel
    • spouses: Roberta Roberts
    • Marjorie P. Sinclair
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    Died September 5, 1997
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1928
      McGill University
    • 1963
      McGill University
    • 1932
      University Paris
    • 1963
      Union College
    • 1982
      University Saskatchewan
    • 1988
      Hawaii Loa College
    • 1932 - 1943
      Writer
    • 1971 - 1978
      citizens professor, humanities University Hawaii
    • 1973
      visiting professor, New York University
    • 1978 - 1997
      citizens professor, humanities University Hawaii
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