Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Happy birthday, Robert M. Coates.

New Yorker contributor and Lost Generation member Robert M. Coates—who also wrote novels including The Eater of Darkness (1926) and the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone work Wisteria Cottage (1948; filmed as an episode of Suspense, 1950, and Edge of Fury, 1958) and short stories such as "The Law" (1947) and "The Hour after Westerly" (1947)—was born today in New Haven in 1897. He died in 1973.

Go here for a letter from Ernest Hemingway objecting to Coates's review of Death in the Afternoon.

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