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Peter De Vries (February 27, 1910 - September 28, 1993) was an American editor and comic novelist known for his satiric wit. February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ...


De Vries was born in Chicago, Illinois of Dutch immigrant parents. He was educated in Dutch Christian Reformed Church schools, graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1931. He supported himself with a number of different jobs, including those of vending machine operator, toffee-apple salesman, radio actor in the 1930s, and as an editor for Poetry magazine from 1938 to 1944. He joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine at the insistence of James Thurber and worked there from 1944 to 1987, writing stories and touching up cartoon captions. He had four children with wife Katinka Loeser; Jon, Derek, Jan, and Emily, who died at the age of 10 of leukemia. This experience provided the inspiration for his 1961 work, The Blood of the Lamb. He died September 28, 1993 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA or CRC) is a Protestant Christian denomination which follows Reformed Calvinist theology. ... Calvin College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... Flag Nickname: Furniture City Location Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Michigan Kent Mayor George Heartwell Geographical characteristics Area     City 45. ... Poetry, published in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world. ... The New Yorkers first cover, which is reprinted most years on the magazines anniversary. ... James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894–November 2, 1961) was a U.S. humorist and cartoonist. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Nickname The Constitution City Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 36. ...


Selected works

  • 1940 But Who Wakes the Bugler?
  • 1943 The Handsome Heart
  • 1944 Angels Can't Do Better
  • 1954 Tunnel of Love
  • 1956 Comfort Me with Apples
  • 1958 The Mackerel Plaza
  • 1959 The Tents of Wickedness
  • 1961 The Blood of the Lamb
  • 1971 Into Your Tent I'll Creep
  • 1976 I Hear America Swinging
  • 1980 Consenting Adults; or, The Duchess Will Be Furious
  • 1981 Sauce for the Goose
  • 19?? " Peckham's Marbles"
  • 19?? " Without A Stitch In Time"
  • 1983 Slouching Towards Kalamazoo

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Peter De Vries (February 27, 1910 - September 28, 1993) was an American editor and comic novelist known for his satiric wit.
De Vries was born in Chicago, Illinois of Dutch immigrant parents.
He was educated in Dutch Christian Reformed Church schools, graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1931.
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