Glenway Wescott

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Birthday
11, 1901
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Feb 22, 1987 (85)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1901
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Feb 22, 1987 (85)

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A twentieth-century, American-born fiction writer, he is best known for works such as The Grandmothers (1927) and The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story (1940). He was a prominent figure in the American expatriate community in Europe.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Chicago. He began his literary career as a poet, but quickly turned to writing novels and short stories.

Trivia

He was the model for the character of Robert Prentiss in Ernest Hemingway's classic novel, The Sun Also Rises.

Family Life

Wescott's relationship with partner Monroe Wheeler began in 1919 and ended only with Wescott's death in 1987.

Associated With

He lived in France, where he was an acquaintance of fellow expatriate author Gertrude Stein.

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