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Tevis, Walter S.


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  • Fuller Name

    • Walter Stone
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    • us: Tevis, Walter
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    • found: His The hustler, 1959.
    • found: His The steps of the sun, 1982:CIP t.p. (Walter Tevis)
    • found: The man who fell to earth, 1999:t.p. (Walter Tevis) p. [4] of cover (d. 1984)
    • found: El hombre que cayo a la tierra, 1985:title page (by Walter Tevis) title page verso (translated by Jose Ma. Aroca)
    • found: Internet speculative fiction database, 7 September 2016(Walter Tevis, American author, born 28 February 1928 in San Francisco, died 8 August 1984)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 7, 2016(Walter Tevis; Walter Stone Tevis (February 28, 1928-August 8, 1984) was an American novelist and short story writer; three of his six novels were adapted into major films: The Hustler, The Color of Money and The Man Who Fell to Earth; his books have been translated into at least 18 languages; Tevis was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in the Sunset District, near the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Park; near the end of World War II, the 17-year-old Tevis served in the Pacific Theater as a Navy carpenter's mate on board the USS Hamilton; after his discharge, he graduated from Model Laboratory School in 1945 and entered the University of Kentucky, where he received B.A. (1949) and M.A. (1954) degrees in English literature and studied with A.B. Guthrie, Jr., the author of The Big Sky; while a student there, Tevis worked in a pool hall and published a story about pool written for Guthrie's class.; he later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he received a M.F.A. in creative writing in 1960; after graduation, Tevis wrote for the Kentucky Highway Department and taught everything from the sciences and English to physical education in small-town Kentucky high schools in Science Hill, Hawesville, Irvine and Carlisle; he also taught at Northern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, and Southern Connecticut State University; Tevis taught English literature and creative writing at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio from 1965 to 1978, where he was named University Professor; a member of the Authors Guild, he spent his last years in New York City as a full-time writer; he died there of lung cancer in 1984 and is buried in Richmond, Kentucky)
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    • PS3570.E95
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    • 1980-05-27: new
    • 2018-06-12: revised
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