Louis Adamic


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(1899–1951), wrote of his early life in the U.S. in Laughing in the Jungle (1932), and of his homeland, Yugoslavia, in The Native's Return (1934). His other books include Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence in America (1931, revised 1934); two novels, Grandsons: A Story of American Lives (1935) and Cradle of Life: The Story of One Man's Beginnings (1936); The House in Antigua (1937), the history of a colonial house in Guatemala; Two-Way Passage (1941), proposing that European-Americans be returned to their homelands to educate Europeans in democracy, a scheme that led to Adamic's conference with Roosevelt and Churchill, described in Dinner at the White House (1946); What's Your Name? (1942); My Native Land (1943); and A Nation of Nations (1945), stressing the role of non-Anglo-Saxons in U.S. history. Adamic was the first editor of Common Ground (1940–42).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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