Louis Begley

Louis Begley


Born
in Stryj , Ukraine
October 06, 1933

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Louis Begley is an American novelist.

Begley was born Ludwik Begleiter in Stryi at the time part of Poland and now in Ukraine, as the only child of a physician. He is a survivor of the Holocaust due to the multiple purchases of Aryan papers by his mother and constant evasion of the Nazis. They survived by pretending to be Polish Catholic. The family left Poland in the fall of 1946 and settled in New York in March 1947. Begley studied English Literature at Harvard College (AB '54, summa cum laude), and published in the Harvard Advocate. Service in the United States Army followed. In 1956 Begley entered Harvard Law School and graduated in 1959 (LL.B. magna cum laude).

Upon graduation from Law School, Begley joined the New York firm of Debevois
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Shipwreck

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3.42 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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