Stern, James, 1904-1993

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Irish author and translator who corresponded with Djuna Barnes.

From the description of Papers. 1940-1986. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 36326138

James Andrew Stern, author, was born on December 26, 1904, in County Meath, Ireland. He attended Eaton and Sandhurst.

The author of more than fifty short stories, his works included The Heartless Land (1932); Something Wrong (1938); The Hidden Damage (1947) (written after viewing the damage wrought by World War II as a member of the Strategic Bombing Survey in Germany); The Man Who Was Loved (1952); The Stories of James Stern (1969); and Thank You Fog (1974). Together with his wife, Constanze (Tania) Kurella, whom he married in 1935, Stern translated from German the works of Franz Kafka; Bertolt Brecht; Thomas Mann; Erich Maria Remarque; Hugo von Hofmannsthal; and Sigmund Freud. Mr. Stern also wrote for numerous newspapers and magazines including New Yorker ; London Magazine ; Irish Times ; Harper's Magazine ; Nation ; and New Republic .

Mr. Stern also worked as a bartender, pig farmer, cattle rancher, and steeplechase rider. He died on November 22, 1993, at the age of eighty-eight.

From the guide to the James Stern papers, 1940-1986, 1940-1986, (Literature and Rare Books)

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creatorOf James Stern papers, 1940-1986, 1940-1986 Literature and Rare Books
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn W. H. Auden collection of papers, 1809-1979, 1927-1973 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Miller, Charles H. (Charles Henry). Auden Papers, [1941]-1988 ; bulk 1978-1983. University of Michigan
referencedIn Sykes, Christopher, 1907-1986. The Christopher Sykes papers, 1945-1981. Georgetown University, Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
creatorOf Stern, James, 1904-1993. Papers. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Pryce-Jones, Alan, 1908-. Alan Pryce-Jones papers, 1857-2000 (bulk 1915-1990). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. W.H. Auden collection of papers, 1809-1979 bulk (1927-1973). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Christopher Isherwood collection of papers, 1926-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Robert Pick papers, 1915-1977. Houghton Library
referencedIn Malcolm Lowry Collection, 1940-1956 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Alan Pryce-Jones papers, 1857-2000, 1915-1990 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Stern, James, 1904-1993. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1946-1963. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf American Academy of Arts and Letters. Correspondence : with Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1963. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Christopher Isherwood collection of papers, 1926-1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith American Academy of Arts and Letters. corporateBody
associatedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. person
correspondedWith Barnes, Djuna person
correspondedWith Barnes, Djuna person
associatedWith Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989. person
associatedWith Cowley, Muriel person
associatedWith Cowley, Muriel. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Glossop, Silas person
associatedWith Glossop, Silas. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- person
associatedWith Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957 person
associatedWith Miller, Charles H. (Charles Henry) person
correspondedWith Pick, Robert, 1898- person
associatedWith Pryce-Jones, Alan, 1908- person
associatedWith Sayre, Nora. person
correspondedWith Sykes, Christopher, 1907-1986. person
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Birth 1904-12-26

Death 1993-11-22

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