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David Rytman Rytman Slavitt

writer

David Rytman Slavitt, American writer. Recipient National Academy Institute Arts Letters award, 1989; Individual Artist fellow Pennsylvania Council Arts, 1985, 87, National Education Association fellow, 1988; Project on Death in American Arts and Humanities fellow, 2000; Arts and Humanities fellow Open Society Institute, 2000.

Background

Slavitt, David Rytman was born on March 23, 1935 in White Plains, New York, United States. Son of Samuel Saul and Adele Beatrice (Rytman) Slavitt.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Yale University, 1956. Master of Arts with honors, Columbia University, 1957.

Career

Instructor Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1957-1958. Associate editor, writer Newsweek, New York City, 1958-1965. Visiting associate professor Temple University, Philadelphia, 1979-1981.

Lecturer Columbia University, New York City, 1985-1986, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1990-1996, Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1996, Bennington College, since 2000. Visiting lecturer University Maryland, 1978, Rutgers University/Camden Campus, 1987, Bennington College, since 2000. Instructor Drexel University, 1979.

Works

Connections

Married Lynn Nita Meyer, August 27, 1956 (divorced 1977). Children: Evan Meyer, Sarah Rebecca Bryce, Joshua Rytman. Married Janet Lee Abrahm, April 16, 1978.

father:
Samuel Saul Slavitt

mother:
Adele Beatrice (Rytman) Slavitt

spouses:
Lynn Nita Meyer

Janet Lee Abrahm

children:
Evan Meyer Slavitt

Sarah Rebecca Bryce Slavitt

Joshua Rytman Slavitt