Frank Sullivan


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(1892–1976), humorist associated with the Algonquin Round Table andlongtime staff member of The New Yorker, to which he con-tributed a series of gently satirical interviews with Mr. Arbuthnot, an expert user of clichés, and an annual Christmas poem extending greetings to a great variety of people whose names formed the rhymes. Collections of his writings appear in a number of his volumes, including Life and Times of Martha Hepplethwaite (1926), In One Ear (1933), The Night the Old Nostalgia Burned Down (1953), A Moose in the Hoose (1959), and Frank Sullivan Through the Looking Glass (1970).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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