Golding, Louis, 1895-1958

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Louis Golding was a popular and prolific British author known for his novels and travel books. Born in Manchester, his studies at Oxford were interrupted by World War I. Deemed unfit for army duty, his love of travel was initiated when he was sent by the YMCA to Greece. After the war, he travelled regularly, and found success as a novelist and travel writer, chiefly of the Middle East. His travel books aren't mere guides; through fiction, poems, and short sketches, he effectively captures the spirit of a place and its people, heightened by his own enthusiasm. A lecturer, poet, journalist, literary critic, and Hollywood screenwriter, he also became a spokesman for British Jews, and an important opponent of anti-Semitism.

From the description of Louis Golding correspondence and related materials, 1932-1944. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61143676

English novelist and essayist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Oxford, to the Editor, London Opinion, 1921 May 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577345

Louis Golding (1895-1958), born in Manchester, England, is best known for his novels Magnolia Street (1932) and the five-volume series, Tales of the Silver Sisters, novels that examine twentieth-century Jewish life in Western Europe.

From the description of Louis Golding papers 1911-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132880

Louis Golding was one of the most successful Anglo-Jewish authors of post-World War I England. He was born in Manchester of Jewish parents who had recently emigrated from Cherkassy, in the Ukrainian Soviet Union. After graduating from Manchester Grammar School, Golding won a scholarship to Queen's College, Oxford. His education was interrupted by World War I, but he later returned to college and began writing. Golding spent the next years of his life traveling extensively in the Mediterranean and Near East.

Golding is probably best known for his novels Magnolia Street (1932) and the five-volume series Tales of the Silver Sisters, also know as the Doomington Saga, novels that examine twentieth-century Jewish life in Western Europe. Golding's nonfiction works include The Jewish Problem (1938), Hitler Through the Ages (1939), travel books, and a study of James Joyce. He co-authored the dramatization of Magnolia Street performed in 1934. In 1944, Mr. Emmanuel, one of the Doomington novels, was made into a film. Although Golding never produced an autobiography, he wrote about his own life in his commentary on current events The World I Knew (1940).

Golding married Anne Wintrobe in 1956, two years before his death.

From the guide to the Louis Golding papers, 1911-1953, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Correspondence file, 1928-1929, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Note to "dear Catharine" : London : ALS, 1939 Jan. 4. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Letter to Florence Lipkin. New York, NY. 1941 Nov. 21. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Osborne, E. Allen (Eric Allen), 1906-. Eric Allen Osborne papers concerning In letters of red, 1935-1938. Yale University Library
referencedIn James B. Pinker and Son collection of papers, 1893-1940 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Vanguard Press Records, ca.1925-ca.1985 Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscripts Library,
referencedIn Miscellaneous English autographs, 1870-1979 University of Oxford, Taylor Institution Library
referencedIn Eric Allen Osborne papers concerning In letters of red, 1935-1938 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vanguard Press. Vanguard Press Records, ca. 1925-ca. 1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Frederic Dannay Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn Osborne, E. Allen (Eric Allen), 1906-. Eric Allen Osborne papers concerning In letters of red, 1935-1938. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Jaray, Hans, 1906-. Ping-pong, a comedy in three acts / adapted by Louis Golding from the original by Hans Jaray, ca. 1938-1958. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Henriques, Cyril Q. Papers, 1947-1971. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Louis Golding correspondence and related materials, 1932-1944. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Autograph letter signed : Oxford, to the Editor, London Opinion, 1921 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Louis Golding papers 1911-1953. Yale University Library
creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Letter to Miles Carpenter. [s.l.]. 1944 June 14. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Autograph letter signed : London, to Montgomery Belgion, 1931 May 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Katin, Louis,. Letters, 1932-1936. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn James Lewis May Papers, 1814-1963, (bulk 1926-1940) William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Louis Golding papers, 1911-1953 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Cerio, Edwin. That Capri air : and related material, 1927. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Papers of Richard Blaker, [ca. 1893-1971] University of Oxford, Bodleian Library
creatorOf Golding, Louis, 1895-1958. Letters : New York, to Seymour Adelman, Philadelphia, 1957 Dec. 6 and 11. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Letters, 1932-1936. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Adelman, Seymour, 1906- person
associatedWith Belgion, Montgomery, person
associatedWith Blaker, Richard person
associatedWith Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Miles, person
associatedWith Cerio, Edwin. person
associatedWith Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977, person
associatedWith Foot, Isaac, 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Henriques, Cyril Q. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith James B. Pinker and Son corporateBody
associatedWith Jaray, Hans, 1906- person
associatedWith Katin, Louis, person
correspondedWith Katin, Louis, recipient. person
associatedWith Lipkin, Florence, person
correspondedWith May, J. Lewis (James Lewis), b. 1873 person
associatedWith Osborne, E. Allen (Eric Allen), 1906- person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Vanguard Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Winchester, Clarence, 1892- person
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Poland--Warsaw
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Boxing
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Periodicals
Jews--Segregation
Jews--History--1933-1945
Jews--Poland--Warsaw
Judaism--History--Modern period, 1750-
Jews, East European
Jewish authors--20th century--Correspondence
Jews
Jews in literature
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Birth 1895-11-19

Death 1958-08-09

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