Emily Hahn


Born
in St. Louis, Missouri, The United States
January 14, 1905

Died
February 18, 1997

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"Mickey" Hahn was called "a forgotten American literary treasure" by The New Yorker magazine; she was the author of 52 books and more than 180 articles and stories. Her father was a hardware salesman and her mother a suffragette. She and her siblings were brought up to be independent and to think for themselves and she became the first woman to take a degree in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin. She went on to study mineralogy at Columbia and anthropology at Oxford, working in between as an oil geologist, a teacher and a guide in New Mexico before she arrived in New York where she took up writing seriously. In 1935 she traveled to China for a short visit and ended up by staying nine years in the Far East. She loved living ...more

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“Nobody said not to go.”
Emily Hahn

“The steward just asked me if I was not afraid to travel alone, and I said, "Why, it is life.”
Emily Hahn, Congo Solo; Misadventures Two Degrees North

“The Bohemian who tires of life, who gives up by retirement into insamity or suicide, is not necessarily one who had failed in what he wants to express.”
Emily Hahn, Romantic Rebels: An Informal History of Bohemianism in America

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