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Ronald Sukenick

(1932—2004)


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(1932–2004),

Brooklyn-born author, educated at Cornell and Brandeis, directed the creative writing program at the University of Colorado. His books include Up (1968), a satirical novel compounded of autobiography and fantasy in telling of a young man's maturing and his attempts to write a first novel; Out (1973), a novel about disaffected young New Yorkers of the 1960s trying to find a better life in southern California; 98.6 (1975), about life on an isolated Far Western commune; The Death of the Novel (1969), stories; and a study of Wallace Stevens (1967). The style and structure of his fiction is radically innovative.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).


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