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Hortense Calisher

USA (1911 - 2009)

aka Jack Fenno

Hortense Calisher, born in New York City in 1911, is author of fifteen novels, seven volumes of short fiction, and two memoirs. Her short stories began appearing in The New Yorker in 1948 and quickly became widely anthologized, as well as translated throughout the world. Among her best-known are In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks, Heartburn, The Night Club in the Woods, Il Ploer Da Mo Koer, A Wreath for Miss Totten, The Middle Drawer, and The Scream on Fifty-Seventh Street.

Genres: Literary Fiction


Series contributed to
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Hortense Calisher
Short stories
Heartburn (1951)

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