Howard Fast





Howard Fast

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born
in New York City, The United States
November 11, 1914

died
March 12, 2003

gender
male

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About this author

Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style.

Pseudonym: Walter Ericson


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“A mountain still in the distance can appear as a molehill.”
Howard Fast, April Morning

“Bagiku, sehari tanpa menulis adalah sehari hilang, terbuang.”
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“I am a man of peace [so he told Mother, but it always appeared to me that he was the most belligerent man of peace I had ever encountered]”
Howard Fast, April Morning

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