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Raymond Federman

Raymond Federman, French writer, literature and language educator. Guggenheim fellow, 1966-1967, Camargo Foundation fellow, Cassis, France, 1977, Fulbright fellow, Israel, 1982-1983, National Endowment Arts fellow, 1985.

Background

  • Federman, Raymond was born on May 15, 1928 in Paris. Son of Simon and Marguerite (Epstein) Federman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Columbia University, 1957; Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1963.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University California-Santa Barbara, 1959—1964. Associate professor State University of New York, Buffalo, 1964—1968, professor English & comparative literature, from 1968, Distinguished professor, 1990—1999, Melodia E. Jones professor, 1994—1999. Visiting professor University Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1969—1970, Hebrew University Jerusalem, 1982—1983.

      Served with United States Army, 1951-1954, Republic of Korea.

    Works

    • To Whom It May Concern
    • This book consists of a set of letters from an unidentified writer to an unidentified recipient.
    • To Whom It May Concern
    • This book consists of a set of letters from an unidentified writer to an unidentified recipient.
    • Double or Nothing
    • Double or Nothing is a concrete novel in which the words become physical materials on the page.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Jewish

    Membership

    Member of Fiction Collective (company-director 1978-1981), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Samuel Beckett Society (life, honorary trustee), Bernardo Heights Country Club (San Diego), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, tennis, jazz.

    Connections

    • Married Erica Hubscher Federman, September 19, 1960. 1 child Simone Juliette.
    • child: Simone Juliette Federman
    • mother: Marguerite (Epstein) Federman
    • spouse: Erica Hubscher Federman
    • father: Simon
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    Born March 15, 1928
    Died October 6, 2009
    (aged 81)
    Nationality
    • 1957
      Columbia University
    • 1958
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1963
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1959 - 1964
      Assistant, professor University California-Santa Barbara
    • 1964 - 1968
      associate, professor State University of New York
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1969 - 1970
      visiting professor, University Montreal
      Quebec, Canada
    • 1982 - 1983
      visiting professor, University Montreal
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