Carolyn G. Heilbrun





Carolyn G. Heilbrun

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born
in The United States
January 13, 1926

died
October 09, 2003

gender
female

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About this author

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (January 13, 1926 – October 9, 2003) was an American academic and prolific feminist author of both important academic studies and popular mystery novels under the pen name of Amanda Cross.

Heilbrun attended graduate school in English literature at Columbia University, receiving her M.A. in 1951 and Ph.D in 1959. Among her most important mentors were Columbia professors Jacques Barzun and Lionel Trilling, while Clifton Fadiman was an important inspiration: She wrote about these three in her final non-fiction work, When Men Were the Only Models We Had: My Teachers Barzun, Fadiman, Trilling (2002).

Heilbrun taught English at Columbia for more than three decades, from 1960 to 1992. She was the first woman to receive tenure i
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More books by Carolyn G. Heilbrun…
“A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a bar.”
Carolyn G. Heilbrun

“Professors of literature collect books the way a ship collects barnacles, without seeming effort.”
Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Death in a Tenured Position

“We women have lived too much with closure: "If he notices me, if I marry him, if I get into college, if I get this work accepted, if I get this job" -- there always seems to loom the possibility of something being over, settled, sweeping clear the way for contentment. This is the delusion of a passive life. When the hope for closure is abandoned, when there is an end to fantasy, adventure for women will begin.”
Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Writing A Woman's Life

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