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James Purdy, Heights Resident and Prolific Writer, Dies at 94

According to William Grimes in today’s New York Times: James Purdy, whose dark, often savagely comic fiction evoked an American psychic landscape of deluded innocence, sexual obsession, violence and isolation, died on Friday in Englewood, N.J. He was 94 and lived in Brooklyn Heights. Purdy was the author of numerous novels, the best known of […]

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