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Doris Grumbach

critic , editor , educator , novelist , bookseller

Doris Grumbach, American novelist, editor, critic, educator, bookseller. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award New England Booksellers Association, 1996, Public Triangle-Bill Whitehead award for lifetime achievement, 2000.

Background

Grumbach, Doris was born on July 12, 1918 in New York City.

Education

Bachelor, New York University, 1939. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1940. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Russell Sage College, 1980.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Maine, 2001.

Career

Title writer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New York City, 1940-1941. Associate editor Architectural Forum, Time, Inc., 1941-1943. Professor English College St. Rose, Albany, New York, 1952-1972.

Visiting professor Empire State College, State University New York, Saratoga Springs, 1972-1973. Contributing editor The New Republic, Washington, 1971-1973, literary editor, 1973-1975. Professor American literature American University, Washington, 1975-1985.

Adjunct professor English University Maryland, 1974-1975. Visiting professor Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1980, 83, 85, 86, Johns Hopkins University (writing seminars), 1983, 85, 86. Writer-in-residence State University of New York Writers Institute, Albany.

Works

book The spoil of the flowers book Coming into the End Zone: A Memoir book Extra Innings: A Memoir book Fifty Days of Solitude book The Pleasure of Their Company;Life in a Day;Fifty Days of Solitude book Fifty Days of Solitude by Grumbach, Doris (1995) Paperback book Fifty Days of Solitude Hardcover September, 1994 book Fifty Days of Solitude Publisher: Beacon Press book [(Fifty Days of Solitude )] [Author: Doris Grumbach] [Sep-1996] book The Pleasure of Their Company book The Pleasure of Their Company;Life in a Day;Fifty Days of Solitude book The Pleasure of their Company by Grumbach, Doris (2000) Hardcover book The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany book Extra Innings - A Memoir book Extra Innings: A Memoir by D Grumbach (7-Feb-1996) Paperback book Extra Innings: A Memoir First edition by Grumbach, Doris (1995) Paperback book [(Extra Innings - A Memoir (Paper) )] [Author: D Grumbach] [Feb-1996] book The Missing Person book [(Extra Innings - A Memoir (Paper) )] [Author: D Grumbach] [Feb-1996]

Membership

Board directors Atlantic Center for the Arts, National Book Critics Circle, 1980-1991, Literature Landmarks, 1987-1989. Literature Lion New York Public Library., 1988. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association/Faulkner (board directors 1984-1989, executive board 1985-1991), Phi Beta Kappa (senator 1988-1994).

Connections

Daughter of Leonard and Helen Isaac. Divorced; children: Barbara Wheeler, Jane Emerson, Elizabeth Cale, Kathryn Grumbach-Yarowsky.