Frederic Prokosch

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Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jun 2, 1989 (83)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jun 2, 1989 (83)

About

An American author of novels and poetry, he is known for works such as The Asiatics (1935 novel), The Carnival (1938 poetry collection), and Storm and Echo (1948 novel). Also a translator, he prepared an English version of Louise Labe's love sonnets in 1947.

Before Fame

He graduated from Haverford College and went on to receive his Ph.D. in English from Yale University. In his youth, he was a successful squash player.

Trivia

He once claimed that nobody had ever really known him and that it would be impossible to write a biography of his life.

Family Life

His father, Eduard Prokosch, taught Germanic languages at Yale University.

Associated With

Albert Camus admired Prokosch's writing.