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Stanley Jules Kauffmann, American Author. Recipient George Jean Nathan award for dramatic criticism, 1972-1973, George Polk award for criticism, 1982, Outstanding Teacher award Association for Theater in Higher Education, 1995, Telluride Film Festival medal, 1998;Ford Foundation fellow for study abroad, 1964, 71, honorary fellow Morse College, Yale University, 1964, Guggenheim fellow, 1979-1980.


Kauffmann, Stanley Jules was born on April 24, 1916 in New York City. Son of Joseph H. and Jeannette (Steiner) Kauffmann.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, New York University, 1935.


Member Washington Square Players, 1931-1941. Associate editor Bantam Books, 1949-1952. Editor-in-chief Ballantine Books, 1952-1956, consulting editor, 1957-1959.

Editor Alfred A. Knopf, 1959-1960. Film critic New Republic, New York City, 1958-1965, 67–, associate literature editor, 1966-1967. Theater critic New York Times, 1966, New Republic, New York City, 1969-1979, Saturday Review, 1979-1985.

Conductor program The Art of Film, Channel 13, New York City, 1963-1967. Visiting professor School of Drama, Yale University, 1967-1986, 95, 97. Visiting professor City University of New York, 1973-1976, 77-92, Hunter College, 1993-1905.

Distinguished visiting professor Adelphi University, 1992-1994, professional performing arts, 1994-1996.


  • Following a year of rewrites and revisions, the novel was published in 1961, and went on to win a National Book Award in 1962.



Married Laura Cohen, February 5, 1943.

Joseph H. Kauffmann

Jeannette (Steiner) Kauffmann

Laura Cohen