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Morris Dickstein

Born: 23-Feb-1940
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 24-Mar-2021
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Parkinson's

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Leopards in the Temple

Father: Abraham Dickstein
Mother: Anne Reitman
Sister: Doris Feinberg
Wife: Lore Willner (until his death, one son, one daughter)
Son: Jeremy
Daughter: Rachel

    University: BA, Columbia University (1961)
    University: MA, Yale University (1963)
    University: Clare College, Cambridge University
    University: PhD, Yale University (1967)
    Professor: Queens College New York

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Author of books:
Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties (1977)
Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970 (2002, criticism)
A Mirror in the Roadway: Literature in the Real World (2005, criticism)
Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression (2009, history)
Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education (2015, memoir)

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