Ron Loewinsohn





Ron Loewinsohn

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January 01, 1937

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Loewinsohn earned his BA from Berkeley in 1967 and his PhD from Harvard in 1971 with a dissertation on the early poetic development of William Carlos Williams.

Loewinsohn Joined the English Department faculty at UC Berkeley in 1970, where he spent the remainder of his career. His first novel, "Magnetic Field(s)," was one of five finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1983.


Average rating: 3.86 · 155 ratings · 52 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Magnetic Field
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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Where All the Ladders Start
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1987
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Goat Dances
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Meat Air: Poems 1957-1969
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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The Leaves
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Watermelons
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1959
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The Step
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1968
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“The elaborateness of the cover story made him feel like a criminal. This is what criminals must feel like as they prepare to do a job, he thought, constructing a world based on the fullness (and falseness) of the cover story. And yet he was not going to commit a murder or rob a bank or burglarize a house. He was only going to do something so normal the wonder was that it did require such an elaborate preparation. But it was the combination of secretness and commonness that made it so sweet. It was what everyone wanted and almost nobody did, to slip out of or through the structure that gave your life a shape into a room where your life took the shape you wanted it to have, to love and be loved by someone perfectly beautiful.”
Ron Loewinsohn, Magnetic Field

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