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Name:  Richard David Ellmann  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1918 in Highland Park, Michigan

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Ellman was a profesor of English at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, from 1951 to 1963 and was the Frederick Ives Carpenter Visiting Professor, at the University of Chicago, in 1959, 1967, and 1975-77

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Ellman was a literary critic and biographer of the Irish writers James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats. He won the U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joyce which is one of the most acclaimed literary biographies of the 20th century.

Many of his collected papers, artifacts, and ephemera were acquired by the University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Other manuscripts are housed in the Northwestern University's Library special collections department.


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