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date: 10 December 2023

Irving, John (Winslow) (1942–), New Hampshire-born 

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature
James D. HartJames D. Hart, Wendy MartinWendy Martin, Danielle HinrichsDanielle Hinrichs

award-winning novelist, short story author, and writer of nonfiction. Irving’s bestselling novels have garnered national attention with film adaptations and their themes of tolerance, progressive politics, and the loss of innocence. His novels consistently draw on the autobiographical, with American characters who live abroad in Austria or other European countries as he did. Irving worked as an assistant professor of English while he wrote his first novels, which include ... ...

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