The Wallace Markfield Papers

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1926 Born August 12 in Brooklyn, grew up in Brooklyn
  ?     Graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School
1947 B.A., Brooklyn College
1948-1950  Graduate work at New York University
1948 Married Anna May Goodman
     Daughter – Andrea Kate
1952 In addition to the years teaching college (as noted below) and some time off for full-time writing (supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Institute of Arts and Letters grant), Markfield was at various times a publicity writer for the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Fund, the Council of Jewish Federations and American Jewish Committee, and the Anti-Defamation League.  In 1954 and 1955 he also wrote film critiques for the New Leader.
1964  To An Early Grave
1966-68  Assistant Professor, San Francisco State College
1968-69  Writer in residence, Kirkland College (NY)
1971-73  Assistant Professor, Queens College (CUNY)
1971  Teitelbaum’s Window
1974  You Could Live If They Let You
1977  Multiple Orgasms
1991  Radical Surgery
2002  Died May 24 in Roslyn, New York

Throughout his writing career, Markfield contributed at least 40 articles to periodicals.

After 1991, Markfield’s writing apparently slowed down or stopped. According to the LC catalog, Markfield published no volumes after Radical Surgery (1991).

The information above was found in the Dictionary of Literary Biography (1984), 28:175-81; Contemporary Jewish-American Novelists (1997); Contemporary Authors (1978), 69-72:399; Contemporary Novelists (6th ed., 1996); andContemporary Authors, Autobiography Series, Vol. 3 (1986). For source citations on Markfield, see the pages in theBiography and Genealogy Master Index (University of South Carolina – DISCUS) and other materials in the Finding List, Box 8, Folder 9. 


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