Howard Fast





Howard Fast


Born
in New York City, The United States
November 11, 1914

Died
March 12, 2003

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Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style.

Pseudonyms: Walter Ericson, E.V. Cunningham

Average rating: 3.93 · 18,497 ratings · 1,058 reviews · 151 distinct works · Similar authors
The Immigrants (Lavette Fam...

4.13 avg rating — 7,932 ratings — published 1977 — 36 editions
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April Morning

3.45 avg rating — 2,001 ratings — published 1961 — 24 editions
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Second Generation (Lavette ...

4.07 avg rating — 1,072 ratings — published 1978 — 32 editions
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The Establishment (Lavette ...

4.01 avg rating — 947 ratings — published 1979 — 23 editions
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The Immigrant's Daughter (L...

3.91 avg rating — 482 ratings — published 1977 — 23 editions
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The Legacy (Lavette Family,...

3.97 avg rating — 474 ratings — published 1981 — 24 editions
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3.79 avg rating — 1,138 ratings — published 1951 — 59 editions
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Freedom Road

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An Independent Woman (Lavet...

3.98 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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Citizen Tom Paine

3.60 avg rating — 289 ratings — published 1943 — 20 editions
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“A mountain still in the distance can appear as a molehill.”
Howard Fast, April Morning

“Either you get a chance to be a kid when you are a kid, or you don't grow up.”
Howard Fast, The Immigrants

“Bagiku, sehari tanpa menulis adalah sehari hilang, terbuang.”
Howard Fast

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