Russell Hoban

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  • Alida Allison (San Diego State University )
  • Yvonne Studer (Independent Scholar - North America)

Born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on the 4th February 1925 to Ukranian immigrants Abram T. and Jeanette Dimmerman Hoban, Russell Hoban grew up the youngest of three children in a cultured, socially-committed household. His father, the Philadelphia advertising manager for the Jewish Daily Forward, directed amateur productions of Russian and Yiddish plays and protest theatre. Perched in trees on his parents' land, Hoban read prodigiously. In the essays “I, that was a child, my tongue's use sleeping…” and “With a Choked Cry”, published in The Moment Under the Moment (1992) and republished in 1999 in The Russell Hoban Omnibus, and in “Wilde Pomegranates”, Hoban writes about his early years …

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Allison, Alida, Yvonne Studer. "Russell Hoban". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 July 2005
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