Alison Lurie (1926- ) was a professor of English at Cornell University and won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her
Foreign Affairs (1984). The collection consists of an original first draft typescript of Alison Lurie's book,
The Nowhere City and a carbon typescript of a second draft.
Lurie was born on September 3, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois; BA, Radcliffe College, 1947; married Jonathan Peale Bishop, September
10, 1948; lecturer (1969-73), associate professor (1973-76), and professor of English in 1976, Cornell University; named Frederic
J. Whiton Professor of American literature in 1989; won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her Foreign Affairs (1984); other books include The Nowhere City (1965), Imaginary Friends (1967), The War Between the Tates (1974), and The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (editor, 1993).
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