Richard Ellmann

Biographer, Author

1918 – 1987

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Who was Richard Ellmann?

Richard David Ellmann was a prominent American 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; its 1982 revised edition was similarly recognised with the award of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. A liberal humanist, Ellmann's academic work generally focused on the major modernist writers of the twentieth century.

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Born
Mar 15, 1918
Highland Park
Also known as
  • Richard David Ellmann
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Yale University
    ( - 1947)
Lived in
  • Highland Park
    (1918/03/15 - )
  • Oxford
    (1970 - 1987/05/13)
Died
May 13, 1987
Oxford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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