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Pat Frank (1908–1964)

Autore di Addio Babilonia

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Comprende i nomi: Pat Frank, Pat Frank

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(eng) Born Harry Hart.

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Nome legale
Frank, Harry Hart
Data di nascita
1907-05-05
Data di morte
1964-10-12
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Luogo di morte
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Luogo di residenza
Tangerine, Florida, USA
Attività lavorative
journalist
government consultant
Organizzazioni
Jacksonville Journal
New York World
New York Evening Journal
Washington Times-Herald
United States Office of War Information
Breve biografia
"Pat Frank" was the lifelong nickname adopted by the American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant, who was born Harry Hart Frank (1908-1964), and who is remembered today almost exclusively for his post-apocalyptic novel Alas, Babylon. Before the publication of his first novel Mr. Adam launched his second career as novelist and independent writer, Frank spent many years as a journalist and information handler for several newspapers, agencies, and government bureaus. His fiction and nonfiction books, stories, and articles made good use of his years of experience observing government and military bureaucracy and its malfunctions, and the threat of nuclear proliferation and annihilation. After the success of Alas, Babylon, Frank concentrated on writing for magazines and journals, putting his beliefs and concerns to political use, and advising various government bodies. In 1960 he served as a member of the Democratic National Committee. In 1961, the year in which he received an American Heritage Foundation Award, he was consultant to the National Aeronautics and Space Council. From 1963 through 1964 the Department of Defense made use of Frank's expertise and advice, and this consultancy turned out to be his last response to his country's call. His other books include Mr. Adam and Forbidden Area.
Nota di disambiguazione
Born Harry Hart.

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Group Read - Alas Babylon in The 11 in 11 Category Challenge (Giugno 2011)

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Dopo la catastrofe nucleare una cittadina del sud si trova a inseguire una sopravvivenza civile senza denaro, energia elettrica, polizia. comunicazioni. Torna praticamente ai tempi dei pionieri del Far West e ne riprende abitudini e leggi anche per combattere sciacalli e banditi.
La narrazione pressante costringe a leggere questo bel libro in un fiato.
 
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