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Carolyn Heilbrun

Carolyn HeilbrunAKA Carolyn Gold

Born: 13-Jan-1926
Birthplace: East Orange, NJ
Died: 9-Oct-2003
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Suicide [1]

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Amanda Cross, mystery novelist

[1] Asphyxiated herself with a plastic bag over her head, suicide note reading, "The journey is over. Love to all." For further details see A Death of One's Own, by Vanessa Grigoriadis, in New York Magazine issue of 8th December 2003.

Husband: Caws (until her death)
Son: Robert

    University: BA, Wellesley College (1947)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1951)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1959)
    Professor: English, Columbia University (1960-92)

Author of books:
The Garnett Family (1961, nonfiction)
In the Last Analysis (1964, novel)
Christopher Isherwood (1970, biography)
Poetic Justice (1970, novel)
The Theban Mysteries (1971, novel)
Toward a Recognition of Androgyny (1973)
Reinventing Womanhood (1979)
Writing a Woman's Life (1988)
A Trap for Fools (1989, novel)
Hamlet's Mother and Other Women (1990, essays)
The Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem (1995, biography)
The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty (1997)

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