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us: West, Dorothy, 1907-1998



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    • us: Christopher, Mary, 1907-1998
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    • found: The living is easy, c1982: CIP t.p. (Dorothy West) info. from pub. (pseud.: Mary Christopher)
    • found: The living is easy, c1982: t.p. (Dorothy West) About the author (b. 1912, Boston; educ. Girls' Latin School and Boston Univ., also Columbia School of Journalism; founded Challenge, a black literary magazine; has lived on Martha's Vineyard for past 35 yrs.) [Info. from CLU]
    • found: The wedding, c1995: CIP t.p. (Dorothy West) pblr. info. (b. 1907)
    • found: Washington Post, August 19, 1998: obit. (d. August 16, 1998, in Boston; b. Boston, 1907; founder/editor of Challenge and of New Challenge; moved permanently to Martha's Vineyard 1947)
    • found: NUCMC data from Boston Univ., Dept. of Spec. Coll. for Dorothy West collection, 1927-1991 (Dorothy West; d. 1998)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 16, 2014 (Dorothy West (June 2, 1907, Boston - Aug. 16, 1998, Boston) was a novelist and short story writer during the time of the Harlem Renaissance; her father was a former slave from Virginia; she was 14 when her first story was published in the Boston Post; at the age of 16 she enrolled at Columbia University in New York to study journalism and philosophy; best known for her novel "The Living Is Easy," as well as many other short stories and essays, about the life of an upper-class black family)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (West, Dorothy; fiction writer, magazine and journal editor/publisher; born 02 June 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States; graduated from Girls' Latin School (1923); studied creative writing, Columbia University; her first story "The Typewriter" was shed in the July 1926 issue of Opportunity; minor role in the stage production of Porgy and Bess (1927); sailed for the Soviet Union (1932); returned to New York (1933); founded Challenge Magazine (1933); published her own work under the pseudonym of Mary Christopher; left New York and moved to Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard (mid-1940s); her many short stories, two prominent novels, and nonfiction articles distinguish a literary career of eight decades; died 16 August 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
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    • PS3545.E82794
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    • 1982-03-25: new
    • 2015-03-17: revised
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