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John Gardner

John GardnerAKA John Champlin Gardner IV

Born: 21-Jul-1933
Birthplace: Batavia, NY
Died: 14-Sep-1982
Location of death: Susquehanna, PA
Cause of death: Accident - Motorcycle
Remains: Buried, Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Grendel

Father: John Gardner
Mother: Priscilla
Wife: Joan Louise Patterson
Wife: Elizabeth Rosenberg (poet)
Girlfriend: Susan Thornton (engaged to be married, until his death)

    University: AB, Washington University in St. Louis (1955)
    University: MA, University of Iowa (1956)
    University: PhD, University of Iowa (1958)
    Professor: Oberlin College, Ohio
    Professor: Bennington College, Vermont
    Professor: University of Rochester

Author of books:
The Resurrection (1966, novel)
The Wreckage of Agathon (1970, novel)
Grendel (1971, novel)
The Sunlight Dialogues (1972, novel)
October Light (1976, novel)
On Moral Fiction (1978, criticism)
Freddy's Book (1980, novel)
Mickelsson's Ghosts (1982, novel)
On Becoming a Novelist (1983, criticism)
The Art of Fiction (1984, criticism)

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