Charyn, Jerome

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1937-05-13
Americans
English, French

Biographical notes:

Jerome Charyn was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1937. He entered the New York literary scene in 1963 upon publishing two of his short stories: 'Faigele,' 'the Idiotke' and 'On Second Avenue' in Commentary. His first novel, Once Upon A Droshky, which draws on his childhood experiences of the Jewish neighborhoods of the Bronx and earned for him a reputation as an emerging and major writer. In his more than twenty novels, Charyn has escaped the confines traditionally imposed on literary genres and has created a unique approach to historical, romance and detective novels. His works have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek and other languages, and Charyn currently resides in Paris.

From the guide to the Jerome Charyn Papers, 1937-1997, (© 2012 Fales Library and Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Authors, American--20th century
  • American fiction--New York (State)--New York
  • American fiction--20th century

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  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)