Stephen Becker



Stephen Becker (1927–1999) was an American author, translator, and teacher whose published works include eleven novels and the English translations of many works, including Elie Wiesel’s The Town Behind the Wall and The Forgotten and André Malraux’s The Conquerors.

He was born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1927, and after serving in World War II, he graduated from Harvard University and studied in Peking and Paris, where he was friends with the novelist Richard Wright and learned French in part by reading detective novels. The recipient of Paul Harris and Guggenheim Fellowships and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Becker taught at numerous schools throughout the United States, including the University of Iowa, Bennington
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A Covenant With Death

4.05 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 1964 — 6 editions
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The Chinese Bandit

3.94 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1975 — 10 editions
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The Far East Trilogy: The C...

3.75 avg rating — 28 ratings2 editions
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The Last Mandarin

3.94 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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The Blue-Eyed Shan

4.08 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1982
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Dog Tags

4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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A rendezvous in Haiti.

3.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
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When the War Is Over: A Novel

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings3 editions
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The Season of the Stranger:...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings4 editions
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Theodore Wores in the South...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007
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“...and they buried him there, just off the trail, in a glade ten miles from the majestic Salween, a long way from home, but what dead man is not?”
Stephen Becker, Blue Eyed Shan

“For sure he deserved it. Every man shall be put to death for his own sin. From”
Stephen Becker, The Far East Trilogy: The Chinese Bandit, The Last Mandarin, and The Blue-Eyed Shan

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Stephen Becker, The Last Mandarin

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