Wallace Markfield

Wallace Markfield

Born Aug 12, 1926

Wallace Markfield was an American comic novelist best known for his first novel, To an Early Grave, about four men who spend the day driving across Brooklyn to their friend's funeral. He is also known for Teitlebaum's Window (1970), a comic novel about a Jewish boy growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and 1940s. Markfield was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1965 after the publication of To an Early Grave.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born in 1926.


1947 21 Years Old Markfield graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, earning a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1947, then doing his graduate work at New York University between 1948-1950.
1948 22 Years Old In 1948 he married Anna May Goodman, the couple had a daughter. … Read More


1968 42 Years Old In 1968 To An Early Grave was adapted for the screen under the title Bye Bye Braverman, directed by Sidney Lumet and starring George Segal and Jack Warden.


1978 52 Years Old In an interview conducted in the spring of 1978 at Markfield's home in Port Washington, New York he said: "Orgasms was a first person narrative, completely through the eyes of a woman. … Read More


1999 73 Years Old …  Dalkey Archive Press reissued Teitlebaum's Window in October 1999 and To an Early Grave in December 2000.
2002 76 Years Old Markfield died of a heart attack in Roslyn, New York on May 24, 2002.
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