Robert Nathan

Novelist and Poet
Born Jan 2, 1894

Robert Gruntal Nathan was an American novelist and poet.

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1894 Birth Born on January 2, 1894.


1912 18 Years Old Nathan was born into a prominent New York Sephardic family. He was educated in the United States and Switzerland and attended Harvard University for several years beginning in 1912. … Read More


1919 25 Years Old It was while working in 1919 that he wrote his first novel—the semi-autobiographical work Peter Kindred—which was a critical failure. … Read More


1940 46 Years Old In 1940, he wrote his most successful book, Portrait of Jennie, about a Depression-era artist and the woman he is painting, who is slipping through time. … Read More


1970 76 Years Old Nathan's seventh wife was the British actress Anna Lee, to whom he was married from 1970 until his death. … Read More
1985 91 Years Old Died on May 25, 1985.
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