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James Otis Purdy

writer

James Otis Purdy, American writer. Recipient Morton Dauwen Zabel Fiction award American Academy Arts & Letters, 1993, Oscar Williams & Gene Durwood award for Poetry & Art, 1995; subject of The Not-Right House, Essays on the Books of James Purdy (Bettina Schwarzschild), 1969-1970.

Background

Purdy, James Otis was born on July 17, 1923 in Fremont, Ohio, United States.

Education

Attended, University Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Attended, University Chicago. Attended, University Madrid.

Career

1963: Dream Palace 1968, Eventide and Other Stories 1969. Instructor Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1949—1953.

Works