Leon Edel

Biographer, Author

1907 – 1997

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Who was Leon Edel?

Joseph Leon Edel was a North American literary critic and biographer. He was the elder brother of North American philosopher Abraham Edel.

The Encyclopædia Britannica calls Edel "the foremost 20th-century authority on the life and works of Henry James." His work on James won him both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.

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Born
Sep 9, 1907
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • Joseph Leon Edel
Ethnicity
  • Canadian
Nationality
  • Canada
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, McGill University
    ( - 1927)
  • Doctor of Letters, University of Paris
    Literature
    ( - 1932)
  • Master of Arts, McGill University
    ( - 1928)
Lived in
  • Yorkton
  • Honolulu
    (1972 - 1997/09/05)
Died
Sep 5, 1997
Honolulu

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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