James Laughlin

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Birthday
30, 1914
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Nov 12, 1997 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1914
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Nov 12, 1997 (83)

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American poet and publisher whose literary works include The Owl of Minerva and The House of Light. He established New Directions Publishing, which published Herman Hesse's famous novel, Siddhartha, in 1951.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard University during the 1930s. He published his debut poetry collection, Some Natural Things, in 1945.

Trivia

He was the 1992 recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award.

Family Life

He was born in Pennsylvania, where his family owned a profitable steel company.

Associated With

He published the work of William Carlos Williams and other prominent poets.

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