Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985

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Birth 1894-01-02
Death 1985-05-25
Americans
English

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Author Robert Nathan was born in New York City and educated in New York, Switzerland, the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and Harvard. He worked in advertising and education before earning a living as an author; he has written poetry, essays, and drama, but is chiefly known for popular novels. His books are distinguished by charming, delicate prose, which creates a unique mood of mild fantasy; often sentimental, his work is also gently satirical. He also wrote screenplays, and several of his books have been made into movies, notably The Bishop's Wife.

From the description of Robert Nathan correspondence with May Hatch Hartwell and poem, 1943. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 68815755

Novelist and poet; best known for "The bishop's wife."

From the description of Robert Nathan Letter to Lola L. Kovener [manuscript], no year, November 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647999125

Robert Nathan was born Jan. 2, 1894 in NY; published first novel in 1919 and first of ten volumes of poetry, Youth grows old, in 1922; most popular novels include One more spring, The bishop's wife, and Portrait of Jennie, all of which were adapted to the screen; screenplays include The clock and Pagan love song; stage plays include Music at evening and Susan and the stranger; died in Los Angeles, May 25, 1985.

From the description of Papers, 1924-1982. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060788

American poet and novelist.

From the description of Autograph and typed letters signed (8) : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, [n.d.] and 1947-[1977]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864837

Robert Nathan, American novelist and poet.

From the description of Robert Nathan scrapbooks and awards, circa 1928-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702186803

Writer.

From the description of Papers, 1950-1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482489

Biography

Robert Nathan was born January 2, 1894 in New York; published first novel in 1919 and first of ten volumes of poetry, Youth Grows Old, in 1922; most popular novels include One More Spring, The Bishop's Wife, and Portrait of Jennie, all of which were adapted to the screen; screenplays include The Clock and Pagan Love Song ; stage plays include Music at Evening and Susan and the Stranger ; died in Los Angeles, May 25, 1985.

From the guide to the Robert Nathan Papers, 1924-1982, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Robert Nathan was an American novelist and poet. Several of his novels were made into films, including The Bishops Wife (1928), starring Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young, and Portrait of Jennie (1940), starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotton.

More information about Robert Nathan can be found at: http://www.robertnathanlibrary.com/

From the guide to the Robert Nathan scrapbooks and awards, circa 1928-1982, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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  • American literature--20th century
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  • American poetry--20th century
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