Dana Burnet





Dana Burnet


Born
in Cincinnati, Ohio, The United States
July 03, 1888

Died
October 20, 1962

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Frink Dana Burnet (1888-1962), a writer of short stories, plays and poems, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 3, 1888. He was educated at Cornell University, where he earned a law degree in 1911.

Instead of practicing law, however, he immediately launched his writing career by serving as a reporter and editor for the New York Sun from 1911 to 1918. It was during this period that Burnet also began writing and publishing his own poems and short stories. A book entitled Poems was published by Harper Brothers in 1915.

Burnet was married twice: to Marguerite Dumary in 1913, and to Eugenia Chapin in 1936. He and his second wife lived in Beverly Hills, California, until around 1948. During this time Burnet was writing screenplays, one of which wa
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“I had come out of the city, where story-telling is a manufactured science, to the country where story-telling is a by-product of life.”
Dana Burnet, The Best American Short Stories of 1916: And the Yearbook of the American Short Story

“In the country, a semicircle is the shortest line between two points.”
Dana Burnet, The Best American Short Stories of 1916: And the Yearbook of the American Short Story