Burt Blechman

(b. 1932)

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New York novelist and New York University Medical School faculty member, whose works include the fantastic and satirical treatment of Jewish family life How Much? (1962), adapted for the stage by Lillian Hellman as My Father, My Mother and Me (1963); The War of Camp Omongo (1963), satirizing the values of middle-class children at summer camp; Stations (1964), a metaphorical story of homosexuality; The Octopus Papers (1965), a satirical view of the New York art world and pseudo-bohemians; and Maybe (1967), treating the loneliness of a Park Avenue widow whose only solace is to spend money.

Subjects: Literature.

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