Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989

Alternative names
Birth 1908-05-17
Death 1989-06
German, English

Biographical notes:

Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989), poet and novelist, was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on 17 May 1908. He spent his childhood in the United States, Germany, France and Austria, and attended Haverford College and Yale. His most famous work is his first novel, The Asiatics (1935). He also wrote poetry, translations and an autobiography. From the early 1930s, Prokosch printed copies of his own work and that of other writers. He was involved in a forgery scandal following the Sotheby's sale of his pamphlets in 1972, after it was discovered that he had arranged for the printing of additional titles with false imprints during 1968-1970. He died at Plan-de-Grasse, France, on 6 June 1989.

From the guide to the Frederic Prokosch: Poems by himself and others, 20th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Prokosch was an American author and poet.

From the description of Frederic Prokosch poems and drawings, 1929-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612364953

From the guide to the Frederic Prokosch poems and drawings, 1929-1933., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American writer.

From the description of Banquet song : holograph, [195-?]. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 37598504

Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989) was an American poet and novelist. He taught at Yale University from 1931 to 1934 and New York University from 1936 to 1937.

From the description of Works and correspondence, ca. 1933-1972. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580711

American novelist.

From the description of Letter and photograph : New Haven, Conn., to Max Beerbohm, 1951 Nov 21 and 1955. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 122529757

American poet, novelist, educator, printer of modern poetry, cultural attaché in Stockholm, Sweden (for U.S. Office of War Information, 1943-1944), translator of Frederich Hölderlin and Louise Labé, and athlete.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1917-1989. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492239

Frederic Prokosch (1908-89) was an American writer.

From the guide to the Two booklets of modern verse, written out and decorated by Frederic Prokosch, 1982, (University of Oxford, Bodleian Library)


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