James Purdy

James Purdy bio

Birth Name: James Purdy

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Ohio

Date Of Birth: July 17, 1914

Date Of Death: March 13, 2009

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

James Purdy was born on the 17th of July, 1914. He was known for being a Novelist. A twentieth-century American fiction writer, he published over a dozen novels and was nominated for the 1985 PEN/Faulkner Award. His controversial works typically focus on the lives of social outcasts and members of minority groups and include such titles as Eustace Chisholm, Color of Darkness & Malcolm, and Garments the Living Wear.

James Purdy was born in Ohio. He taught French at Greenbriar Military School in West Virginia and subsequently earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Chicago. Jonathan Franzen considered Purdy to be one of the most underrated American writers.

James Purdy was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James Purdy is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Zodiac Sign: James Purdy was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: James Purdy was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: James Purdy had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

James Purdy’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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