Hamilton Basso





Hamilton Basso

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born
in New Orleans, Louisiana., The United States
September 05, 1904

died
May 13, 1964

gender
male

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influences
William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson, Lyle Saxon, Edmund Willson


About this author

Joseph Hamilton Basso (who went by the name Hamilton) was an influential journalist and the author of eleven novels.While writing for New Republic, Time, Saturday Review, and the New Yorker, among other publications, Basso published novels, most set in either Louisiana or South Carolina. Throughout his writing, Basso attempted to refute romantic myths of the old South by portraying minorities—women, foreigners, and people of color—realistically rather than stereotypically. Basso is best known for his popular 1954 novel The View from Pompey’s Head, part of an unfinished trilogy that includes the novel The Light Infantry Ball. The latter was nominated for the 1960 National Book Award. Basso was also the winner of the 1940 Southern Authors Awa ...more


Average rating: 3.70 · 73 ratings · 10 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
The View from Pompey's Head
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1954 — 7 editions
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The Light Infantry Ball
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1959
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Court House Square
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2008
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The Greenroom
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A Touch of the Dragon
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1964
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Cinnamon Seed
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Beauregard: The Great Creole
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1933
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Days Before Lent
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Sun in Capricorn
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Back Roads to Far
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1968 — 6 editions
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“(Vice President) Garner has taken his personal smallness, his lack of generosity, and forged it into a political principle. He has no imagination, no convictions, and he substitutes political cynicism for social understanding.”
Hamilton Basso