James Leo Herlihy


Born
in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
February 27, 1927

Died
October 21, 1993

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James Leo Herlihy was an American novelist, playwright and actor best known for his novel Midnight Cowboy, one of three of his works adapted for cinema. He attended Black Mountain College in North Carolina and was a friend of Tennessee Williams who became his mentor.

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Midnight Cowboy

3.92 avg rating — 1,682 ratings — published 1965 — 36 editions
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The Season of the Witch

3.94 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1971 — 7 editions
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All Fall Down

4.15 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1961 — 9 editions
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The Sleep of Baby Filbertso...

3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1959 — 5 editions
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A Story That Ends with a Sc...

3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1967 — 3 editions
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Stop, You're Killing Me.

4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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Blue Denim

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Season of the Witch: A Novel

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Story That Ends with a Scream

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More books by James Leo Herlihy…
“Be yourself, no one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong.”
James Leo Herlihy

“Too much time alone had done something peculiar to his heart: A confused and unreliable organ at best, it now held something akin to joy.”
James Leo Herlihy, Midnight Cowboy

“What he wanted was something soft and fat and gentle, full of rounding sweet places to hide in.”
James Leo Herlihy, Midnight Cowboy

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