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Author Phyllis Whitney Dies at Age 104

Prolific American author Phyllis A. Whitney has died in Virginia at the age of 104. Although she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40, she published more than 100 short stories, 73 works of fiction, many magazine articles, and three books about how to write fiction (including Writing Juvenile Stories and …

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Mailer, Paley, Vonnegut: same era, different voices – Los Angeles Times

Mailer, Paley, Vonnegut: same era, different voices – Los Angeles Times In a piece in the Los Angeles Times Morris Dickstein discusses three literary icons who died in 2007: American fiction lost three of its most warmly admired figures this year, all dead at the age of 84 after long careers. Critics love the idea …

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