Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1882-05-30
Death 1955-12-31
Americans
English, German

Biographical notes:

Jewish American novelist, literary critic and Brandeis University professor.

From the description of Articles from the Charleston News and Courier; June 1-September 26, 1903. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 33160455

German-American author Ludwig Lewisohn was the product of a diverse cultural background. Much of his work as writer and academic is concerned with loyalty to heritage, from which identity is forged. Generally, Lewisohn had a very broad conceptualization of heritage, and encouraged America to foster and encourage diverse humane traditions.

From the description of Ludwig and Thelma Lewisohn letters and clippings, 1933-1943. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51262676

Jewish American novelist, literary critic, and Brandeis University professor.

From the description of Papers 1922-1938. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 34299652

From the description of Letters, 1930-1956. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 35780817

Ludwig Lewisohn was an important Jewish-American author, literary critic, prominent Zionist and founding professor at Brandeis University where he taught from 1948-1955.

From the description of Collection, 1883-1955 (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 276299953

Jewish American author, literary critic, and Brandeis University professor.

From the description of Papers; 1949-1954 (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 34299759

Author, critic and Zionist leader, Lewisohn emigrated from Berlin, Germany, to St. Matthews, S.C., with his parents, ca. 1890. The family moved to Charleston, S.C., in 1892 where Lewisohn graduated from Charleston High School and the College of Charleston. He eventually became a college professor, translator, cultural and literary critic, novelist, and wrote three autobiographies. His first wife, Mary Childs, would not grant him a divorce; he moved to Europe with singer Thelma Spear, who mothered his only child Jim. Obtaining a divorce from Mary Lewisohn, he married Edna Manley, and later remarried again.

From the description of Ludwig Lewisohn papers, 1903-1980s (bulk 1940s). (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 6642230

Modern American novelist; immigrant, 1889, to Charleston, S.C.; graduate, College of Charleston, Bachelor's and Master's degrees, 1901, and Doctorate, 1914; native of Berlin, Germany.

From the description of Ludwig Lewisohn papers, 1903-1966; (bulk, 1922-1946) (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 31685068

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Subjects:

  • Jewish authors--20th century--Correspondence
  • Zionism
  • Journalists
  • Marriage
  • American literature--Jewish authors
  • Custody of children
  • American literature--20th century
  • German Americans
  • Homosexuality--Poetry
  • Jewish authors--History
  • Authors, American

Occupations:

  • Novelists--South Carolina--Charleston
  • Translator
  • Jewish authors--South Carolina--Charleston

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Charleston (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Charleston (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Charleston (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)