Leon Uris And "Exodus"- 50 Years Later

Fri, October 31, 2008

Ira B. Nadel is professor of English, specializes in biography, the Victorians and such Modernists as Joyce, Pound and Beckett. He is the author of Biography, Fiction Fact and Form (1984), Joyce and the Jews (1989), Leonard Cohen, A Life in Art (1994), Various Positions, A Life of Leonard Cohen(1996), Double Act, A Life of Tom Stoppard (2000), Ezra Pound, A Literary Life (2004), Joyce and His Publishers (2005) and The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound (2007).

He is currently completing an account of the popular writer Leon Uris and an essay entitled "Boxing with Brecht: David Mamet and Bertolt Brecht.

Ira Nadel is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a UBC Distinguished University Scholar and winner of the 1996 Medal for Canadian Biography. He has also been awarded a Killam Research Prize, Mellon and Dorot Fellowships at the Ransom Humanities Research Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin, and a Beinecke Fellowship at Yale.

Leon M. Uris was an American writer whose bestseller Exodus (1958) was immediately translated into some 50 languages. Uris is known for his panoramic, action-filled novels which often depict determined individuals during the dramatic upheavals of modern history.

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