Waldo Frank

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Birthday
25, 1889
Birthplace
Long Branch, NJ
Death Date
Jan 9, 1967 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1889
Birthplace
Long Branch, NJ
Death Date
Jan 9, 1967 (77)

About

An influential cultural historian and critic, he is especially known for his work on Latin American and Spanish literature and culture. His published works include The Rediscovery of America (1929), South of Us (1931), and Virgin Spain (1926).

Before Fame

He was thrown out of high school for challenging a teacher's knowledge and authority. He later received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University.

Trivia

His 1971 novel, The Unwelcome Man, was influenced by transcendentalist ideas.

Family Life

He was born into an affluent Jewish family in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Associated With

He and Langston Hughes both belonged to a left-wing group called the League of American Writers.