DeJong, David Cornel


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(1905–67), born in the Netherlands, came to the U.S. at 13, graduated from Calvin College, Michigan (1929), and did graduate work at Duke and Brown. His novels include Belly Fulla Straw (1935) and Light Sons and Dark (1940), about American farm life; Old Haven (1938) and Day of the Trumpet (1941), about Holland; Benefit Street (1942), set in a Providence boardinghouse; Somewhat Angels (1945), showing the impact of war on women; The Desperate Children (1949), a psychological study of two boys; and Two Sofas in the Parlor (1952), about a Dutch family in the U.S. during 1913. With a Dutch Accent (1944) is autobiography; Across the Board (1943), poems; and Snow-on-the-Mountain (1946) and The Unfairness of Easter (1959), stories.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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